Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan continues her role in advocating for agriculture. The Gering, NE native returned home to Nebraska last weekend for Oregon Trail Days. Scanlan says she will continue to create awareness of the importance of agriculture.

Scanlan says she is speaking "to groups on the outside that really just need to understand what's it's about and hear it from somebody that they'll be able to relate to and understand it, even on the level that you may not be a farmer, but you still need to eat and understand everybody has a part in it, whether or not you're a part of the agriculture industry."

Since April, Scanlan has partnered with The Hand That Feeds Us and the U.S. Cattlemen's Association. She says she has been amazed by the support she has received from farm broadcasters.

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