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St. Mary’s County lawmakers field legislative farm bureau questions

(Left to Right) Sara Van Ryswick, Sophie Anderson, Kayla Thomas, Elijah N. Thomas. Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Winners! Read more about them in our offical press release here!

INSPIRING OUR FUTURE

Sophie Anderson- 2020 Miss St. Mary’s County Farm Bureau

Sophie Anderson was chosen the 2020 Miss St. Mary’s County Farm Bureau. She also represented St. Mary’s County Farm Bureau at the state contest and was awarded the title of 2020 Miss Maryland Agriculture 4th Runner Up! She is a senior at Leonardtown High School. She is the oldest of six children, and lives Leonardtown. Sophie and her family raise wool sheep, hogs, and chickens as projects for 4-H. She was one of the first to establish a flock of Hog Island wool sheep, a heritage breed, in St. Mary’s County. She was awarded her first ewe through the Youth Conservationist Program at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Sophie volunteered at Historic St. Mary’s City, demonstrating colonial farming and life to groups who visited the farm for numerous years. Sophie has been a member of the Tudor Hall 4-H Club for 9 years, and she was awarded “St. Mary’s County 4-Her of the Year” in 2017 and 2019. She aspires to pursue a career in orthotics and prosthetics.

It’s a priority at St. Mary’s County Farm Bureau to give our next generation the tools they need to succeed, while improving the embarrassing level of food awareness in our communities.

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St. Mary’s County lawmakers field legislative farm bureau questions

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March 2021

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