Contests open to county students

Contests open to county students

Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:02 pm

Obion County Farm Bureau officials are inviting fourth-graders and seventh-graders to help them celebrate Agriculture in the Classroom.
Fourth graders are encouraged to enter the poster contest. This year’s theme is “Where Do We Get Our Food?” The poster must be 14-inches by 22-inches or half a poster board. It may be horizontal or vertical and must answer the theme question. It may not have objects raised more than one-eighth of an inch from the surface and should not include well-known or copyrighted characters.
The child’s first and last name, parents’ names, complete mailing address, phone number, school name, teacher’s name and county must be written on the back of the poster.
Posters must be delivered to the Obion County Farm Bureau office no later than April 15 at 4 p.m.
County awards are sponsored by the Obion County Farm Bureau Women and include $50 for first place; $30 for second place; and $20 for third place. The county winner will advance to state competition, which will be announced during Farm Bureau Women Summer Conference June 17-18. State prizes include $300 for first place; $200 for second place; and $100 for third place.
Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom essay contest is open to all seventh-graders in the county. It is themed “What is a Farmer?”
The essay must be typed and double spaced with a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 500 words. The type style must be Times or Times New Roman and in a maximum point size of 12 point. The maximum page margin is one.
A cover sheet must include the entrant’s first and last name, parents’ names, complete mailing address, phone number, school name, teacher’s name and county.
Essays must be delivered to the Obion County Farm Bureau office no later than April 15 at 4 p.m.
County awards are sponsored by the Obion County Farm Bureau Women and include $50 for first place; $30 for second place; and $20 for third place. The county winner will advance to state competition, which will be announced during Farm Bureau Women Summer Conference. State prizes include $700 for first place; $500 for second place; and $300 for third place.
All posters and essays submitted become the property of the Tennessee Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation and may be used for promotional purposes.
For more information, contact Brenda Baker at 536-5442.

Published in The Messenger 3.22.11

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