The more Celya McCullah-Glowacki learned about the Miss Agriculture program, the more intrigued she became.
The Fishers resident discovered there were 10 age divisions all the way up to a 31 and older, called Elite Ms. Agriculture.
“Growing up in Oklahoma, I never got to do fair queen like they do in Indiana. My joke is kind of a grown-up fair queen with the same message of being an advocate for agriculture, which is very important for me because there are so many mistruths for agriculture for the consumer,” she said about the program.
McCullah-Glowacki, who has served as advocacy and literacy officer at the National FFA organization for two years, was selected for the 2019 Indiana Elite Ms. Agriculture USA through her application. She was chosen as the Indiana representative again this year. McCullah-Glowacki will again compete at the June 26-27 National Miss Agriculture USA Queen in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The Elite Ms. Division is one of the organization’s 10 age divisions. It will be held virtually if social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic is still in place.
“I found a wonderful group of women of all ages and loved agriculture,” said McCullah-Glowacki, who was involved in 4-H and FFA while growing up in Oklahoma. “When you are with a like-minded group of people, it’s easy to get comfortable and find your space.”
The competition consists of speech, introduction, question and answer, impromptu question, AG wear and formal wear.
“Last year for AG wear, I wore checked pants and carried a milk bottle as kind of an Indy 500 theme,” McCullah-Glowacki said. “Holding the title gives me the opportunity to go out and it’s a chance to connect with the community. Last year at the state fair, I wore my crown and Miss Agriculture USA shirt. I talked to little kids about agriculture. I can act as a mentor, which is important for young women in agriculture.”
McCullah-Glowacki worked for the Indiana Dept. of Education as the state supervisor of agricultural education when she first moved with her husband, Chris, to Fishers in 2013.
She worked at ESPN in the early 2000s, earning two Emmys as a production assistant for SportsCenter.
For more, visit missagricultureusa.com.