Miss Agriculture USA Queens are so diverse but what binds them all together is their passion for agriculture. Get to know our 2021 Colorado Ms Agriculture USA, Ashley Clyncke!
Name: Ashley Clyncke
Hometown: Pine Bluffs, Wyoming
What are your agricultural interests?
“My agricultural interest right now are primarily focused on bettering our Hay and grain production and on the side starting my own Simmintal cattle herd. We currently grow corn, wheat, oats and millet for seed. We put up hay millet, sainfoin, wheat straw and grass alfalfa for the local dairies and cattlemen.”
What agriculture organizations or activities are you a part of?
“I was part of 4-h growing up and would had loved to part of FFA but that was not a option in my high-school.”
What are some of your other activities outside of agriculture?
“In 2014 I was the rodeo queen which was another great way for me to grow not only as a person but a an agvocate. I am the owner and creator at Open AC Star Craft. Where I make custom tumblers that hold up to the wear and tear of the agricultural life style. My personal tumbler is over five years old and has been in the work truck, bounced around in the tractor and takes to social events. To this day it still looks like new.”
What success (or successes) are you most proud of?
“Completing nursing school, it was the hardest thing I have ever done.”
What or who first got you interested in agriculture?
“Honestly it is on my blood I am a fifth-generation farmer/rancher. I could ride a horse before I could walk.”
Why did you decide to become a Miss Agriculture USA Queen?
“I was on my way to the showdown on the ponderosa cattle show. I came across a post by Lisa Brooks and started reading. I have never found something that aligned with my values and way of life so perfectly. After a short talk I took the leap. It was honest the best choice I could had made.”
What has been your favorite experience as a Miss Agriculture USA Queen?
“I have not hand to many chance to go to events since I was crowned, but my favorite part was sharing our harvest and daily life on the farm with all of the Miss Agriculture USA community”
What are some of your goals as a Miss Agriculture USA Queen?
“I honestly really wanted to go agvocate at the national western stock show. Every time I am representing an organization it is a highlight of my year. But is also my favorite way to spend my birthday. Sadly, this year the NWSS has been canceled. So no birthday presents to myself and no advocating on such a amazing platform. But I will not let that get me down, I will find a new goal. Everything happens for a reason.”
What advice would you give to someone thinking about being a Miss Agriculture USA Queen?
“Today is the youngest you will ever be and the oldest you have ever been. Live life and take chance because you can't regret it if you at least try. Also, if you need someone to talk with just send me a message, I'll help you the best I can based on my experience.”