Miss Agriculture USA Queens are so diverse but what binds them all together is their passion for agriculture. Get to know our 2020 National Runner-Up Miss Agriculture USA and she is also the 2021 New York Miss Agriculture USA, Amber Paquette!
Name: Amber Paquette
Hometown: Mont Vernon, New Hampshire
What are your agricultural interests?
“Dairy cows & goats, agricultural education, agricultural business, 4-H, FFA, livestock (everything!!)”
What agriculture organizations or activities are you a part of?
“I was a 10 year 4-Her growing up. This year is my first year as an FFA advisor!”
What are some of your other activities outside of agriculture?
“I am 100% a cat and dog mom. I also love to be outdoors hiking/going on trails.”
What success are you most proud of?
“After graduating a year early from SUNY Cobleskill I accepted my dream job as an Agriculture Teacher!”
What or who first got you interested in agriculture?
“My grandparents had a dairy goat farm that my mom used to live on! They brought up how we could show the goats and it only went up from there!”
Why did you decide to become a Miss Agriculture USA Queen?
“I wanted to agvocate for an industry that had raised me in more ways than just college classes. After ending my 4-H career I wanted a new outlet along with community!”
What has been your favorite experience as a Miss Agriculture USA Queen?
“My favorite experience is between nationals and the blueberry festival!”
What are some of your goals as a Miss Agriculture USA Queen?
“I definitely want to visit one of the bigger swine farms out in Indiana. I also would love to visit a llama farm!”
What advice would you give to someone thinking about being a Miss Agriculture USA Queen?
“Do it!! The community of queens is amazing. We really help each other out through competition, hardship, and everything else! I am so proud to help represent such a great organization!”