Our AgMazing National AgVocates &
their Leadership Team
Sherry Lee Crews, National Director & Founder
Sherry Lee Crews was born in Miami, Florida to the daughter of a farmer and a USAF Airman. Her father died when Sherry was only ten years of age and her mother moved the family "back to the farm".
Sherry Says: "Farming has always been part of my life" "My family roots are deep in the Agriculture Community" "From my grandparents who were farmers to my great-great-grandparents who were sharecroppers.
My Step-Father (the man whom I call Dad) was with the USAF for 22 years and the Alabama Department of Agriculture for over 20 too!"
My ancestry is made up of military and agriculture ... not bad at all for instilling those "All American" values!
"America's Miss Agribusiness is my baby. I have a vision of a program that not only promotes Agriculture in every way possible; but, also helps our female farmers gain the education (through the Scholarship Program), the confidence (through our pageant program) and the connections (through net-working) they will need in their futures."
"I truly enjoy working with our Agriculture Queens and becoming part of their lives. Over time they truly become part of my family. It's priceless!"
THE ADVOCATE program is all about getting to know those Queens who really want a proactive role in the program and the politics of Agriculture. As an America's Miss Agribusiness National AgVocate you will work with both Sherry and our beautiful Executive National Director, Laura Herrera to promote our program and Agriculture in general. Traveling to fairs and trade shows and just having fun with it.
National AgVocates reign for two years and are awarded $1000 in Scholarship for each year of their service.
Apply today. It will be the best thing you have ever done!
Laura Herrea, Executive National Director - Queen's Relations, AgVocate Program
State Director for Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Kentucky.
Laura was born and raised in Tipton County, Indiana.
Laura's interests in the human/horse connection led her to pursue a Ph.D. in Human Services, with an emphasis in Family Studies and Intervention Strategies. Her dissertation dealt with the association between equine-assisted therapy and improvement in social skills in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Her love of horses led her to volunteer with Agape Therapeutic Riding in Cicero, Indiana and she has witnessed first hand the miracle of equine-assisted therapy changing lives. Agape Therapeutic Riding cultivates personal growth by strengthening the mind, body, and spirit through unique horse-facilitated experiences.
Laura looks forward to working with each member of the Founders Club and future AgVocates. As a life-long learner, she looks forward to the interests of this group and their particular passions in the Agribusiness industry.
National AgVocates work closely with the National Office to promote things that are important to the future of the Agribusiness field. Traveling to trade shows, conferences, and fairs so that your voice can be heard. AgVocates spend time promoting America’s Miss Agribusiness program, helping to grow both the Sponsorship Program and Scholarship Fund.
Executive National Director, Laura Hererra has been selected to work alongside your National Director and Founder to build a Foundation Program.
This program is our “National AgVocate Program". The National AgVocate Program will eventually be made up of 6 Queens who reigns span at least two years. This began in 2019 when we crowned our first 3 National AgVocates:
MEET OUR 2019 NATIONAL AGVOCATES:
Hello, I’m Camille Thopy, and I’m the 2019 America’s Miss Agribusiness Cover Model and 1 of 3 America’s Miss Agribusiness National AgVocates. I am honored to be a part of America's Miss Agribusiness Founder’s Club! I’m 14 years old, and I’m the sixth generation on my family farm where my family grows 750 acres of corn & soybeans. I’ve been involved in ag all of my life, where I gained my passion for all things ag. In 4-H, I show horses, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, and alpacas, and exhibit corn & soybean plants & grains, and participate in shooting sports, Jr. Leaders, Present Your Self Projects and serve as one of my county’s 4-H Ambassadors. Everything I do has allowed me to learn more about America’s agriculture roots. My passion for agriculture has led me to do speeches about common misconceptions as well as new ag technologies. Public speaking, leadership, responsibility, and other skills that I have come from working on my family's farm, 4-H, or FFA. In FFA, I compete in 10 different Career & Leadership Development Events, as well as serving as Secretary for my FFA Chapter. I am honored to serve America’s Miss Agribusiness & the Agribusiness Industry!
Shelby County 4-H Ambassador
Southwestern-Shelby FFA Secretary
America's Miss Agribusiness National AgVocate & Cover Model
Hello, my name is Kate Cole, I am 18 years old and am from NorthEast Ohio. I am grateful for the opportunity to represent America's Miss Agribusiness as one of its National AgVocates and Royal Miss Agribusiness! I love and am truly passionate about agriculture especially the beef industry! I have worked with cattle for as long as I can remember and I started my own cow-calf operation KC3, Kate Cole Cattle Company, with the desire and goal to help others learn more about showing and raising beef cattle while staying true to the 4-H motto "to make the best better" by encouraging them to find ways to continue to better themselves. I am excited to share my love for agriculture as America's Miss Agribusiness National AgVocate and Royal Miss!
I am 23 years old and a graduate of the McNeese State University Herald and Pearl Dripps School of Agriculture. I plan on furthering my education with a second degree in forensics or criminal psychology. I currently work as a deputy clerk at the Desoto Parish Courthouse. I started pageantry at 20 years old, and currently hold the title of America’s Miss Agribusiness National AgVocate. I’ve held past titles including, Miss Louisiana Agribusiness and Allen Parish Cattlemen’s Queen. In my free time I love to read mystery and history books, travel the wonderful state of Louisiana and work our registered herd of Beefmasters.
HOW DO I BECOME A 2020 America's Miss Agribusiness National AgVocate?
National AgVocates work closely with the National Office to promote things that are important to the future of the Agribusiness field. Traveling to trade shows, conferences, and fairs so that your voice can be heard. AgVocates spend time promoting America’s Miss Agribusiness program, helping to grow both the Sponsorship Program and Scholarship Fund. If you are interested in the very important leadership role with America's Miss Agribusiness please apply below!