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Ag in the Classroom Announces Essay Topic, Book of Year
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 09/13/2018

'Making it happen at the farmers market' is the topic of this year's essay contest from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom program. Coordinators say essay submissions must be between 100 to 300 words in length and will be judged on content, grammar, spelling and neatness.

A state winner will be selected from nine district winners next spring by the WFBF's Promotion and Education Committee, with each winning student receiving a classroom presentation in May for their homeroom or class. Last year, more than 2,500 students participated in the contest.

Meanwhile, the program has also selected 'Fresh-Picked Poetry' by Michelle Schaub as the book of the year. The book includes a collection of poems takes young readers to a day at an urban farmers' market.

"Many schools offer farm-to-school and locally grown foods to their students, so this book and essay will be popular," said Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Coordinator Darlene Arneson. "The essay contest will give students a wide variety of topics to write about and teachers may also encourage poetry within the essay."

Ag in the Classroom is designed to help students in kindergarten through high school to understand the importance of agriculture.

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