NEW MISS ALABAMA AGRICULTURE CROWNED
MOBILE, Ala. -- Melissa Ann Moore, a 20-year-old Troy University student, was crowned Miss Alabama Agriculture during the closing session of the 84th annual meeting of the Alabama Farmers Federation Dec. 5 in Mobile.
|Miss Alabama Agriculture was crowned during the closing session of the Alabama Farmers Federation's 84th annual meeting in Mobile. From left are, Second Alternate Suzanne Victoria Free of Montgomery, First Alternate Brittany Leigh Beasley of Hokes Bluff, Miss Alabama Agriculture Melissa Ann Moore of Deatsville, Third Alternate Camilla Dale Reaves of Camden and Miss Congeniality Ashley Lauren Green of New Brockton.|
Miss Moore, the daughter of Ricky and Kathy Moore of Deatsville, represented Elmore County in the contest that attracted 50 young ladies from around the state. As the winner, Miss Moore received a $2,000 scholarship and the use of a 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer for the next year. She will represent Alfa Farmers at a variety of events during the coming year where she will promote the state's largest industry -- agriculture. The Young Farmers Division of the Alabama Farmers Federation sponsors the Miss Alabama Agriculture pageant.
Brittany Leigh Beasley of Etowah County, the 20-year-old daughter of Paul and Karen Beasley of Hokes Bluff, was named first alternate in the pageant. She received a check for $750. Second alternate was Suzanne Victoria Free of Montgomery County. She is the 21-year-old daughter of William and Annette Free of Montgomery and was awarded $500. Third alternate was Camilla Dale Reaves, 24, of Wilcox County. She is the daughter of Ralph and Joyce Reaves of Camden and received $300. Pageant contestants elected Ashley Lauren Green of Coffee County, the 21-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Lott of New Brockton, as Miss Congeniality.
In other competition, Buffie Jones of Tallapoosa County was the winner in the Talent Find Competition sponsored by the Federation. She performed the Christian tune "That's Him" and won a $1,000 cash award. She is the 24-year-old daughter of Ricky Barnett and the late Barbara Barnett. First alternate in the Talent Find Competition and the winner of $500 was Courtney Dean of Montgomery. She is the 18-year-old daughter of Danny and Patty Dean of Montgomery County.
The Federation's annual meeting was Dec. 4-5 in Mobile and attracted more than 1,500 farmers from throughout the state's 67 counties.