ATLANTIC CITY – Samantha Downes, a Cape May County outstanding 4-H member, was honored during the Joint Agricultural Convention Dinner Banquet at the State Agricultural Convention earlier in February.
According to a release, Downes visited with State Board of Agriculture President August Wuillermin, Senate President Stephen Sweeney and NJDA Secretary Douglas Fisher.
A release from Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County follows:
The New Jersey State Agricultural Youth Ambassadors Reception was held Feb. 5, as part of the New Jersey State Agricultural Convention in Atlantic City.
Samantha Rose Downes, 2019 Outstanding 4-H Member Senior and a member of the Needle & Thread 4-H Club and the Teen Ambassadors 4-H club represented the Cape May County Board of Agriculture and the 4-H Youth Development Program with an exhibit on beach plum agriculture in Cape May County.
Samantha introduced convention delegates and attendees to the growing importance of the beach plum in Cape May County agriculture and carried out a beach plum taste test during the event.
Additionally, Samantha attended the convention awards banquet and was recognized along with other New Jersey agriculture related youth ambassadors for their contributions.
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