Five friends vie for Miss Howard County Farm Bureau title

Howard County Times 8/8/16

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Inside the 4-H Activities Hall Sunday afternoon, five Miss Howard County Farm Bureau contestants enjoyed each other’s company before their presentations to the judges that would leave one winner donning a sash and bouquet of flowers.

As the friendly competition loomed, all five contestants said it’s what Miss Howard County Farm Bureau represents that means the most to them.

“Agriculture and 4-H is a big family here,” said contestant Rachel King, 17, of Woodbine. “Everyone helps each other out whether it’s getting pigs to a wash rag or helping someone sheer their lamb or clip their cows.”

After forming strong friendships through 4-H over the years, contestants King and fellow contestants Emily Buckley, 16, of West Friendship; Jennifer Brigante, 18, of Woodbine; Caroline Beall, 16, of Woodbine; and Emily Frank, 17, of Columbia reflected on their year’s work in raising livestock.