Ella Moss of Adel was recently awarded the title of Miss Guthrie County.

Contests will travel from all over Iowa to Maryville, Missouri the weekend of Dec. 7 to compete for the honor to reign as an Iowa Miss United States Agriculture Queen.

State Director Holly Hart-field said: “The idea behind the Miss United States Agriculture Pageant Program is to celebrate the agriculture industry and our local farmers all while promoting self-esteem, building strong leaders and awarding scholarships to encourage a continuous pursuit of education, as well as utilizing our vision: An advocacy program for women to teach and enhance the American Agriculture story.”

Moss lives on the Moss family farm in Adel. The family owns and operates 1,500 acres of crops and owns an implement dealership, which just turned 50 this year.

She was an active member of 4H, cheer, FFA and the big sister program at Adel High School and was an FFA officer for two years.

Moss currently attends DMACC in Ankeny and plans to attend to pursue a four-year degree in special education.

She works at Respite Connection, a handicap educational baby sitting service for the last three years.

In her free time, Moss enjoys attending Jeep meets with her dog, Piston, and cheering her boyfriend on in his dirt track racing. She also runs a vinyl business, remodels campers and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.