Sheep & Wool Ambassador

The first Maryland Lamb & Wool Queen Competition was held in 1972, when Kendra Hall from Frederick County, Maryland was crowned. This set the stage for 47 years of young ladies proudly representing the Maryland sheep industry. In 2020, the competition was re-named as Maryland Sheep & Wool Ambassador and opened to all genders. 

The main duty of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Ambassador is to educate the public about not only our growing sheep industry here in Maryland, but also nationally. They also hand out ribbons at various shows and show their support for our industry by mentoring younger shepherds.

2021 Maryland Sheep & Wool Ambassador

Brynna Bode

Brynna has been sewing and showing sheep since she was 5 years old. Brynna won her first Finn sheep through the Youth Conservationist Program contest at the 2016 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. She now raises Finn and Lincoln sheep along with goats and a variety of poultry.

Brynna is currently a freshman majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Law and Legal Studies at West Virginia University. Her favorite wool based activity is needle felting.

Visit the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival website for information on entering the next contest.