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Region 8 native awarded national title to promote rice

Meredith as Miss Arkansas Rice Festival (Source: Tisha Westerman) Meredith as Miss Arkansas Rice Festival (Source: Tisha Westerman)
Meredith as Miss International Rice Festival (Source: AnnaLisa Meredith on Facebook) Meredith as Miss International Rice Festival (Source: AnnaLisa Meredith on Facebook)
WOODRUFF COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A Region 8 native will soon travel the country to promote one of Arkansas’ largest crops.

AnnaLisa Meredith is from Augusta in Woodruff County. She was crowned Miss International Rice Festival Saturday, Oct. 22, in Louisiana.

She represented Arkansas in the pageant after she was crowned Miss Arkansas Rice Festival last year in Weiner.

According to Meredith's Facebook page, winning this title was a lifetime goal for the agribusiness major at Arkansas State University-Beebe.

She said she plans to pursue a career in the rice industry and will get started by promoting rice production across the country for the International Rice Festival.

Meredith is the first Arkansas native to win the title.

To learn more about the International Rice Festival click here.

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