Tyrone Teen Uses Title to Advocate for Agriculture

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Remington Weaver

Tyrone junior FFA member Remington Weaver was selected as the Grange Fair’s alternate fair queen on August 17, 2022.

Throughout the fair, Weaver attended various events and shows, serving as an advocate to educate the public about the importance the agriculture industry plays in everyone’s daily lives.

Whenever I ran for fair queen, I didn’t run for the title, I ran because of the opportunity it gives me.”

— Remington Weaver

“I first started going to the fair when I was eight years old, and this was my eighth year raising and showing livestock at the Centre County Grange Fair and Encampment. Up until this year, I never left the barns or the livestock arena. I ran [for fair queen] because I wanted to be more involved with my fair, be a role model for others, and promote my favorite industry,” said Weaver.

Her term will continue for the next year, during which she will promote the fair and advocate for agriculture at events across the region.

“Whenever I ran for fair queen, I didn’t run for the title, I ran because of the opportunity it gives me. It will allow me to speak on a stage in front of a large crowd. I have been able to see the hard work people put in behind the scenes and help out with various events within my fair,” said Weaver.

Tyrone Area High School provides Weaver with many opportunities to develop her career interests and further her education in academics and the agriculture industry.

She is currently serving the Tyrone Area FFA as the Chapter Secretary and will represent Pennsylvania this month with her teammates at the Ag and Farm Business Management Contest, at the Eastern States Exposition in Springfield, MA.