Why crops and plants are important to Wisconsin agriculture. That's the topic of an essay contest from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom program.
"Students in fourth and fifth grade will be able to share their thoughts, feelings and information about Wisconsin's agricultural, horticultural, fruit, vegetable and other specialty crops," explained Darlene Arneson, Ag in the Classroom coordinator. "Researching the topic will help students learn more about soil, germination, harvesting and processing of the crops that feed humans and animals."
The essays must be between 100 to 300 words in length and will be judged on content, grammar, spelling and neatness. All contest rules, lesson plans and sample classroom activities are located at www.wisagclassroom.org
or by contacting Arneson at 608.828.5719 or email@example.com.
Participating students and schools need to submit essays by April 1 to their county Farm Bureau essay coordinator. A list of coordinators is also available at www.wisagclassroom.org
A state winner will be selected from nine district winners in May by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation's Women's Committee. Each district winner will receive a classroom presentation in May for their entire class (or homeroom).