Lisa Messenger, a junior at Old Mill Senior High School, has been crowned queen of the Anne Arundel County Farm Bureau for 1991.
The 4-H member will represent Anne Arundel County for the second consecutive year at events such as the state Farm Bureau convention in December. As queen, she will promote farm education and bureau work and act as a goodwill ambassador to the farm community.
Messenger, who lives on a small farm in Severn, helps her family raise and train quarter horses and grow vegetables.
The 18-year-old says she would like to go to college and major in veterinary medicine.
Women interested in running for farm queen must be between theages of 16 and 20 and work on a farm on which produce and/or animalsare raised.
Florence Carr, a member of the bureau, said she was concerned about finding a new queen since few county residents meet the requirements.
"We just don't have as many diversified farms (in this area)," she said. "Lisa is very qualified, though. She has had experience in public speaking, and she is a very active member in 4-H.She even sews her own clothes."
Messenger will enter the state contest at the state fair in Timonium in August. She will compete against representatives from the other 23 counties for the title of state farm queen.