In addition to a myriad of other duties and responsibilities, Underwood is closing out her reign as Miss Maryland Agriculture while spending her last days as a 4-H member.
Underwood is a Junior Cecil County Fair board member. The junior fair board is instrumental in assisting with the fair's Children's Day. They have already stuffed 500 goodie bags and judge a team-building skills competition involving goats.
As president, the 2017 North East High School graduate runs the Milk Squirters' monthly business meetings where members review the treasurer's report and decide which community projects they plan to complete.
"It gives the younger kids an idea of what a legitimate business meeting looks like," Underwood said.
Underwood, who attends Cecil College and works on her grandparents' dairy farm, was chosen Miss Cecil County Farm Bureau last year before going on to the state fair where she was selected Miss Maryland Agriculture.
As Miss Maryland Agriculture, Underwood travels around the state, visiting schools and meeting with legislators. "I'm trying to educate everybody," she said.
Underwood shows dairy heifers and dairy cows in competitions. Since it is her last year in 4-H, Underwood is also showing beef heifers this year as well as a pig she will sell at auction.
"It's so much work," Underwood said.
That's not a complaint because it's a labor of love.
It takes a total of five days to "clip" (give a haircut to, in layman's terms) three dairy heifers and two milk cows. She clips one a day, spending at least one hour and as many as two hours, depending on the size of the animal. Underwood tackles this chore every morning before handling the remainder of her responsibilities.
She has been gearing up for fair season since April. "It takes a lot of training to hopefully getting them to do what I want them to do," Underwood said.
Underwood is participating in five fairs this year. The first one was in June. She spent last weekend at the Mason-Dixon Fair in Pennsylvania before traveling to the Eastern Shore for a district show on Monday. The Cecil County Fair begins Friday and the Maryland State Fair starts in late August.
Underwood will be able to compete in future fairs in open competitions but this is her last as a 4-H member.
"It's bittersweet," Underwood says. "This year has special meaning. In previous years, I've missed it [when fair season ends] because I love working with animals and you get attached to them, get a bond with them. This year, I will miss it more. It isn't going to be the same anymore. It's the last year in 4-H for a lot of people I've grown up with. We've grown up together in the dairy barn."