Junior Emily Miser, a teen resident of Chase County, recently became a member of the Miss United States Agriculture program. She now represents her community as Emily Miser, Chase County, Kansas Teen Miss United States Agriculture.
Miser says that she heard about the organization from a friend who was involved in the event previously. Writing an essay and disclosing all of her agricultural knowledge allowed Miser to be chosen. As an advocate for agriculture, Miser’s involvement in this organization will help improve her confidence, speaking skills, and relationship-building skills.
“It is good for me because it encourages me to do more community service activities. This organization will help me to build confidence and social skills. I hope it will teach me life skills,” Miser said.
This organization uses a point system and pageants to assign scholarships to the participants. Points are given to each member when they do community service and different agriculture-related activities. When the Midwest region contestants participate in the pageant, their points are added to their overall score, giving them a higher chance of winning the competition.
“I think it’s a great organization and I'm excited to be a part of it. I am nervous to be in a pageant because I've never been in one before. I think it’s a great way to promote agriculture and build confidence and social skills. It encourages us to reach out to others and to share the importance of agriculture,” Miser said.