Calvert Girl Named Miss Maryland Agriculture During State Fair

Nineteen year-old Lauren Jackson, of Dunkirk, Calvert County, has been named Miss Maryland Agriculture 2010. (Submitted photo)
CALLAWAY, Md. (August 31, 2010)—Nineteen year-old Lauren Jackson, of Dunkirk, Calvert County, was named Miss Maryland Agriculture 2010 on Friday, August 27. The ceremony took place on opening day of the Maryland State Fair, held on the Timonium fairgrounds.

Jackson was awarded with scholarship and cash awards valued up to $13,000. As Miss Maryland Agriculture 2010, she will be present throughout the run of the Maryland State Fair to award prizes and meet with fair-goers, dignitaries, and media representatives. Her responsibilities will continue throughout the year, as she will participate in a number of activities representing Maryland agriculture.

Jackson grew up on Cedar Hill Farm, a crop farm that has been family-owned for nearly six decades. This summer Jackson established a farmer's market in her community to promote local agriculture and to test run a produce co-op. She is involved in volunteer activities at Smithsville United Methodist Church and volunteers at Safe-Nights.

Jackson is currently a sophomore at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary's City where she plans to receive a bachelor’s degree in English and history. From there she plans to continue on for a masters degree in education.

Jackson says her ultimate goal is to move back home and help preserve her family farm for future generations.

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