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Local youngster to represent California agriculture at national event


My name is Alissa Kuhr, and I am so excited to represent California as I was recently named the 2021 California Little Miss United States Agriculture.

The Miss United States Agriculture Program is an organization for women of all ages who have a passion for agriculture and who have an interest in educating and advocating for the agricultural industry.

The world needs to know that chocolate milk does not come from brown cows!

I am currently 9 years old and live in Atwater, California.

I am in the fourth grade, attend McSwain Elementary and have been an active member in Alview-Dairyland 4-H since the age of 7.

Agriculture has been a huge part of my family for many generations and I am glad to continue the legacy. I currently raise and show Pygmy and Boer goats but I have a love for all animals.

As a Miss United States Agriculture Queen, I have had the opportunity to not only be an ambassador for my county and state but an advocate for the agriculture industry. I have been fortunate enough to go on several different industry tours and I am thankful for the farmers, ranchers, and local agricultural business owners who have spent time sharing their passion for agriculture with me.

I have also planned and participated in several community service events to better my community. These events include delivering appreciation gifts to local police and firefighter units, canned food drive totaling over 1,300 pounds of food for the Merced County Food Bank, collected clothing for those in need, as well as collected over 40,000 pull tabs to support the Ronald McDonald House at participating Children’s hospitals.

In June of 2021, I am planning on attending the national competition in Orlando, Florida to represent California agriculture and compete for the National Little Miss title!

In the meantime, I am looking forward to my year of service and hope to spread positivity in my community while being able to teach the youth and the public more about the agriculture industry.

If you would like to help me on my journey and you have the time, I would love the opportunity to go on an industry related tour of your operation and facility.

To contact me for more information or to follow my journey during my reign, follow me on Facebook and Instagram @alissajkuhr, or email me at [email protected]

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