Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Idaho Statehouse News

Rep. Mack Shirley, (R-Rexburg) Miss Idaho Kara Jackson, and Rich Jarvis, (R-Meridian) talk before the Jackson proclamation that was passed by the house recognizing Miss Idaho for being a positive role model and Ag Educator. (Ritter photo)
Miss Idaho Recognized for Ag Education Work by Legislature

Boise--Miss Idaho, Kara Jackson was recognized the Idaho House and Senate for her Agriculture Education platform this past year as Miss Idaho.
"It was so awesome to see how supportive all the legislators are of my platform and all the effort I have made to ensure agriculture has a future," said Jackson after lawmakers recognized her in the House Gallery.
The Meridian co-ed spent the past year speaking to groups about her unique pageant platform: "Modern Agriculture: Supporting and Sustaining Society". Her goal was to teach kids where their food comes from and the importance of farming in our lives.
"There are a lot of things kids need to realize but the most important thing is everything we eat comes from a farm," said Jackson. "There's a real disconnect there from agriculture. Kids just aren’t making the connection that everything they’re eating throughout the day, the clothes they wear, houses they live in, are all products of the agriculture industry."
As Jackson's Miss Idaho rein draws to a close she's continuing her Ag agenda, she's working to get a farm animal exhibit at the Boise Zoo and was named to the Ada County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, one of the youngest directors ever in Ada County.

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