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To Select Farm Queen
Next weekend, 21 young women
from across the state are to com
pete for the title of 1998 Maryland
Farm Queen, during a two-day
contest, sponsored by Maryland
Farm Bureau and the Maryland
State Fair August 30 and 31.
The contest culminates in a
public competition at 7 p.m. Sun
day in the fairground Cow Palace.
Each of these young women
represents her home county and
was selected in a local contest ear
lier this year.
During the competition, these
young women will participate in
both informal and formal competi
tions designed to evaluate their
knowdlcdge of Farm Bureau poli
cy and agriculture.
They will also be judged on
their poise, ability to speak and
During the public session
emceed by local News Channel 2
anchor Sandra Pinkney each
contestant will give a one-minute
presentation and answer a “fish
bowl" question concerning cur
rent agricultural issues.
Sunday’s event will also mark
the end of the reign of Sara Rob
erts of Bryantown, Charles Coun
ty, as 1997 Maryland farm queen.
In addition to making appear
ances and presenting awards at the
Maryland State Fair, the farm
queen is considered the state’s
young ambassador for agriculture.
During the year, she is to appear
at various events including school
groups, service clubs and other or
ganization interested in hearing
presentations about Maryland
As county farm queen, each
young woman is to perform simi
lar duties in her home county dur
ing the year.
For more information about the
contest, please contact the Mary
land Farm Bureau at (410)
Erosion Repair Methods
(Continued from Page A 22) crossing areas. All are constructed
the use of stream tank fencing, to prevent soil erosion on any
water access areas, and water farm.
Myers, at left with stick, said, “It’s often difficult to get water from the terrace to the
waterway without having a little bit of a problem.” The seepage caused ruts and some
erosion, but nothing significant to warrant emergency repair. Some sections were still
muddy but the grass was gradually returning, and some additional repair at the site is
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