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Gabrielle Cory named Miss Maryland Agriculture

Gabrielle Cory

TIMONIUM, Md. -- Gabrielle Cory of Leonardtown, St. Mary’s County, was named Miss Maryland Agriculture on August 23. She received the honor at the Maryland State Fair.

Gabrielle, 16, lives on a 20-acre farmstead dedicated to forest conservation. She actively helps to raise livestock and grow crops on her grandmother's 60-acre farm two miles from her home. She has been a member for eight years and an officer for six years of the Chaptico Chargers 4-H Club. She is also a member of the Maryland 4-H Teen Council, National Honor Society, the Student to Student Mentoring Program and The Girl Scouts. When she has aged out of the 4-H program, she plans to become a Maryland Cooperative Extension 4-H volunteer to assist younger members in 4-H activities.

“Receiving the title of 2013 Miss Maryland Agriculture is a great honor," said Gabrielle. "I look forward to sharing about the importance of agriculture with the general public, especially the younger generation.”

Gabrielle was presented with scholarship and cash awards valued up to $13,000. As Miss Maryland Agriculture 2013, she was be present throughout the run of the Maryland State Fair to award prizes and meet with fairgoers, dignitaries, and media representatives. Her responsibilities will continue throughout the year, as she will participate in a number of activities representing Maryland agriculture.