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Kentucky Department of Agriculture contest open to students in K-12

Theme is ‘Kentucky Agriculture: Our Farms, Our Food, Our Future’

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Mach 24, 2016) — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is holding its annual contest for students in K-12. Students can produce a poster, an essay, or a digital image on the theme “Kentucky Agriculture: Our Farms, Our Food, Our Future.” Statewide poster and essay winners from each grade will be chosen, and an overall digital winner will be named. Each statewide grade winner and the digital art winner will receive a $100 award.

Works should show agriculture’s importance to the commonwealth’s way of life and its future in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) and Kentucky Agriculture and Environment.

KentuckyAgandEnvironmentintheClassroom_000“Our farms are key to the future of our state,” said Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. “I look forward to seeing how Kentucky’s young people express themselves on such an important topic.”

Entries must be postmarked by May 20 and sent to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, 111 Corporate Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601. A completed entry form must be taped or glued to the back of each entry. The name of the teacher and school must accompany each entry. Winners will be notified by July 1.

Awards will be presented July 15 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington prior to the Lexington Legends baseball game.

For more information go to www.kyagr.com/agcontest or contact Lashley Stith at (502) 782-4135 or [email protected].