Written by Lindsey Burnworth
Last updated on February 15, 2013 @ 7:52PM
Created on February 15, 2013 @ 5:52PM
The state's Commissioner of Agriculture was at Belington Elementary Friday afternoon to honor a third grader for winning a state farming competition.
That student, Katelyn Cross, grew the biggest cabbage in the state as a part of the Bonnie Plants competition.
Her cabbage weighed in at 17 pounds, and was grown last summer.
About 4,500 third grade students across the state took part in the contest.
Cross said she had a secret weapon that helped her win.
"We put Miracle Grow on it, and we called my pap-paw and asked him, 'what do you do with the cabbage,' and he told us to put salt on it to keep the bugs off of it," said Cross.
Her prize for winning the contest was a $1,000 savings bond.
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