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Essay and Poster Contest offered by Kentucky Proud

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Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer invites Kentucky students to explore the roles of Kentucky Proud and Kentucky agriculture in their everyday lives in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest.
“Kentucky Proud helps Kentucky farmers find new markets and add value to their products,” Farmer said. “Kentucky Proud also helps consumers find foods that are grown, raised or processed in Kentucky by Kentuckians. The Poster and Essay Contest will encourage Kentucky school children to learn why Kentucky Proud is important to them, their families and all Kentuckians.”
To enter, students in kindergarten through 12th grade must submit either a poster or an essay based on the theme “Kentucky Proud: Your Family, Your Food, Your Future” to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 4.
Statewide winners in each grade level will be announced Feb. 21. Each winner will receive a $100 savings bond and will be honored at the Kentucky Agriculture Day luncheon in March in Frankfort.
For more information, contact Elizabeth McNulty at (502) 564-4983 or elizabeth.mcnulty@ky.gov or go to www.kyagr.com/marketing/ageducation/agday2011.htm.