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By Mark Hebert

Emma Cole recognized nationally for Ag essay


January 8, 2020

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Dodson's Emma Cole speaks at the Intertribal Agriculture Council Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., last December.

What started as a 1,133-word essay penned by Emma Cole, Dodson High School freshman, in her spare time, resulted in a trip to Las Vegas, Nev., and a spot at the largest American Indian Food Growers conference in the country.

As the months waned in 2019, a call went out for high school students to submit essays on Agriculture and at the behest of her mother, Jennifer Perez Cole, Emma spent an evening researching and writing a paper titled "The New Old Crop of Agriculture" - an essay on Native American use of hemp printed below this story - and finished in the Top 10 of all entries and earned...

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