A senior from Chelsea High School in Shelby County, Kacey Lynn Walton, 17, was crowned Miss Alabama Agriculture during the 80th annual meeting of the Alabama Farmers Federation.Miss Walton will represent Alabama’s largest industry–agriculture–during the coming year as she travels around the state. As the 2002 Miss Alabama Agriculture, she received one year’s use of a 2002 Chevrolet Impala and a $2,000 scholarship. She is the daughter of Lynn and Gary Walton of Columbiana. Jennifer Leigh Moore, 17, of Grove Hill was first alternate in the pageant and the winner of $750. She is the daughter of Bert and Cindy Moore. Second alternate and the winner of $500 was Allison Jones, 21, of Section. She is the daughter of Tommy and Jan Jones. Kelly Gaines, 18, of Autaugaville was third alternate and the winner of $300. She is the daughter of Hank and Dianne Gaines.Whitney Wood, 21, of Elmore County, received a silver platter as Miss Congeniality for the pageant. She is the daughter of Johnnie and Becky Wood.Singing and playing guitar on the country song “Baptism,” Brandon George of Mobile County took first place in the Alabama Farmers Federation’s annual Talent Find competition. As the winner, he received $1,000 and will perform at Federation events during 2002.Sarah Burkart of Cullman County won second place and $500 for her violin medley featuring the “Orange Blossom Special” and patriotic numbers. Finalists in the Talent Find included Matthew Cornelson of Choctaw County, Lyndsay Cox of Crenshaw County, Caryl Curtis of Montgomery County, Ashley Lawhorn of Shelby County, and Clay Swafford of Walker County.
“Miss Alabama Agriculture Crowned, Talent Winner Selected”