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Miss Maryland Agriculture crowned

September 01, 2009

TIMONIUM, Md. -- Rachel Miller, 19, of Clinton, Md., in Prince George's County, was named Miss Maryland Agriculture 2009 at the Maryland State Fair.  

Miller lives on and assists with the day-to-day operations of her family's 270-acre fruit, vegetable, wheat, straw and flower farm that has been farmed by her ancestors since the 1840s.

The farm is highly acclaimed for its homegrown produce and nursery as well as its new bakery and ice cream shop.  

She is the first to win the crown from Prince George's County since 1959.

Miller graduated from St. Mary's Ryken High School in 2008 and is majoring in criminal justice at the College of Southern Maryland.

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She also works in the law offices of Maryland Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller Jr. and plans to transfer to the University of Maryland to pursue a law degree.  

In addition, she has been a volunteer for Prince George's Christmas in April and St. John's Church.

Miller received scholarship and cash awards valued up to $13,000. 

As Miss Maryland Agriculture 2009, she will be on hand throughout the Maryland State Fair to award prizes and meet with fair-goers, dignitaries and media representatives.  

Her responsibilities will continue throughout the year, as she will participate in a number of activities representing Maryland agriculture.

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