The love and passion for farming is part of Madison Woody’s DNA. A native of Norfork, the 19-year-old daughter of Derek and Trisha Woody, comes from a family who have been raising cattle in Arkansas for three generations. A sophomore at Oklahoma State University majoring in pre-veterinary medicine, she was recently named 2021 Oklahoma Miss Agriculture USA.
Miss Agriculture USA is a scholarship pageant that celebrates and promotes agriculture. The nonprofit organization is an advocacy program for women to teach and enhance the American Agriculture story.
Woody will compete in the National Miss Agriculture USA Competition in June of next year. Her platform, she says, is to shed light on farmers in small communities.
“While many large operations make up the majority of US production, small farms build and steady the economy,” Madison said. “Just like the movement to support small businesses, my movement is to promote not only small farmers but all farmers. I am an AGvocate for Agriculture.”
“Agriculture is a major part of everyday life,” adds Madison. “From food to medicine, we are surrounded by different aspects of agriculture.”
A 2019 graduate of Norfork High School, Madison was an active member of FFA showing lambs and cattle, including a grand champion heifer, at the Baxter County and Arkansas State fairs. Her agriculture interests include market lambs, commercial sheep and cattle, agricultural research, and ag business management. Her goal is to become a large animal veterinarian and return to Norfork and serve famers.
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