Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Miss Idaho Kara Jackson Addresses Summer Presidents Meeting



Miss Idaho Addresses the Presidents

Boise--Newly crowned Miss Idaho, Kara Jackson addressed the Idaho Farm Bureau Summer Presidents Meeting on Tuesday at the Red Lion Riverside Inn in Boise.

Jackson ran on a platform of Agriculture Literacy. "It's my goal to not only educate Idahoans about the importance of Agriculture, but the nation as well. I don't think Americans appreciate how much work it takes to get food from the farm to market. I want people to take an interest in food, our farms and this way of life," said Jackson.

Jackson was warmly recieved by the County Presidents, "I can't think of a better Ag ambassador than Kara Jackson, said Idaho Farm Bureau President Frank Priestley. Jackson says her platform is one of the most unique in the Miss America Pagent. "Agriculture affects every man woman and child in this country," said Jackson. "This is something I believe in."
Jackson grew up on a hobby farm in Ada County, Idaho. She was involved in 4-H and Future Farmers of America and showed animals as part of her 4-H projects as a child. "I grew to appreciate the hard work and dedication of our farmers, Im just giving a little of that appreciation back," said Jackson.

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Jefferson County Fair

At the Jefferson County Fair in Rigby its fair time and all the action on this day is in the livestock barn.