Carol DeBaugh of Boonsboro was crowned Ag Expo Queen as the annual weeklong fair got under way Saturday night at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center.
Carol, the daughter of Matt and Tammy DeBaugh, will be a sophomore this year at Boonsboro High School, where she is treasurer of the school's Future Farmers of America chapter.
She works on her family's dairy farm, where she cares for calves and helps milk the herd of registered Holstein cattle.
At the fair, she shows her dairy, swine and market lamb projects. This year, as queen, she will have the opportunity to promote the fair as well as work with the public to promote the county's agriculture.
Tessa Wiles of Hagerstown was selected as Miss Washington County Farm Bureau. She is the daughter of Brad and Cathy Wiles of Hagerstown.
Tessa is active with the Clear Spring High School FFA chapter and has competed at the national level with the organization. She served as the 2010-11 Maryland State Dairy Princess.
Tessa lives on Heavensent Holsteins, a 350-acre dairy farm with about 80 head of Holstein and Jersey cattle. She enjoys educating the public about agriculture and is considering a career in ag communications.
She will represent Washington County at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium later this summer.