Michelle Cropp

Michele Anne Cropp died suddenly on March 22, 2020.  Michele was a strong woman; she was also vibrant, passionate, funny, and totally dedicated to her family. She was one of the kindest people you would ever meet.  She grew up in Rockville, MD and was a graduate of the University of Maryland.


In her personal life as well as her professional life, Michele was a passionate advocate for all children. She had been active with Montgomery County 4H Clubs for over 2 decades and for many years served as a livestock superintendent during the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. As a much-loved Educational Consultant, her advocacy for children and their education contributed greatly to bettering the lives of many Montgomery County Public School students. Her advocacy will be missed by many parents and their children.


With her husband Craig, Michele dedicated the past 20+ years to raising Angus cattle on their Cropp Family Farm. She was a resounding voice for agriculture in Montgomery County.Michele was elected a two-term President of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau, a member of the Montgomery County Agricultural Advisory Committee, a member of the Montgomery Agriculture Producers, and she was active in the American Angus Association. Her very wise words and ever-sound advice will be missed by the agricultural community.Michele will remain present in this lovely 2019 urban farming documentary called,"LOSING GROUND.”  It shows her staunch commitment to agriculture. The video is provided below. 


Michele was mother of Michael Cropp; dedicated, loving step-mom to Matthew Cropp; and wife of Dr. Craig Cropp. She is also survived by her brothers David and Jim Dubinsky, and her sister Mary Dubinsky Waggoner. Michele dedicated many years taking excellent care of her father Jim(deceased in 2019) and her mother Marianne Dubinsky (deceased in 2013). 


In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair with a note on the check “Michele Cropp”. A memorial bench will be placed on the Fairgrounds in 2021 to recognize her contributions to the agricultural community and the support she provided to the Fair for many years.


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