Shannon Gallagher Wingert, former Freedom Township, Portage County, Ohio resident now residing in Alexandria, Pennsylvania, will be competing for the national title of Mrs. United States Agriculture on June 24th in Birmingham, Alabama. The purpose of the national competition is to celebrate and promote the agriculture industry, farmers, and strong agricultural leaders.
She currently holds the title of 2017 Pennsylvania Mrs. United States Agriculture. Shannon graduated from James A. Garfield High School in Garrettsville, Ohio in 2007 and from Kent State University in 2012. She married Ben Wingert in 2016 and now lives in Alexandria, Pennsylvania with her husband, who co-owns and operates a 2000 head dairy farm, Wingert Family Dairy Farm. She grew up on the Dan Gallagher Family Farm in Mantua, Ohio with her parents, Dan and Bobbie Gallagher and brother, Tyler Gallagher, where her love of agriculture began.
Shannon is employed by Penn State University and is part of the Dairy Extension Team. She is a member of the Huntingdon County Dairy Promotion Committee, a 4-H advisor, and co-head varsity cheerleading coach at Huntingdon Area High School.
Shannon has been very active in 4-H- 15 years as a member and currently 8 years as an advisor. She served on three state 4-H boards as a 4-Her in Ohio; the State 4-H Fashion Board, State 4-H Ambassador, and State 4-H Teen Council. Shannon was the Portage County Fair Queen in 2005 and served on the Portage County Junior Fair Board for 5 years. Her 4-H projects included life skills project with a focus on sewing and also livestock projects to include market hogs, market goats, breeding Boer goats, and market chickens. She is a State of Ohio Master Clothing Educator and also serves on the Pennsylvania State Sewing Committee.
To learn more follow Pennsylvania’s Miss United States Agriculture page on Facebook or contact Shannon at ShannonGWingert@gmail.com