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Ag contests offered

Ag contests offered

Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:00 pm

A poster contest for fourth-grade students and an essay contest seventh-grade students, sponsored by Obion County Farm Bureau Women, are being offered to children in the Obion County and Union City school systems.
The poster contest theme is “Where Do We Get Our Food?” and must be at the top of the poster. The answer, of course, is farms and farmers.
The poster size must be 14-inches by 22-inch (one-half sheet of posterboard) and may be horizontal or vertical.
The student’s first and last name, name of parents, address, telephone number, school, teacher’s name and county must be printed on the back of the poster.
Objects used on the poster must not be raised more than one-eighth inch from the surface and well-known or copyrighted characters may not be used.
The posters will be judged as follows: 25 percent for originality and neatness, each; and 50 percent for the correct usage of the theme. First place will receive $50, second place $30 and third place $20. The first place poster will be eligible for state competition June 14-16 during the Farm Bureau Women’s Summer Conference. State winners will receive $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.
The essay contest’s theme is “What is a Farmer?”
It must have a 300-word minimum and 500-word maximum; must be typed and double-spaced using a Times font style with a maximum point size of 12 point; amd it must have a maximum of one-inch page margins. A cover page should be included with the following information: student’s first and last name, parents name, address, telephone number, school, teacher’s name and county.
First place will receive $50, second place $30 and third place $20. The first-place essay will be eligible for state competition during the Farm Bureau Women’s Summer Conference. State winners will receive $700 for first place, $500 for second place and $300 for third place.
All entries must be delivered to the Obion County Farm Bureau office at 1212 Stad Ave. in Union City by 4 p.m. April 6. All entries become property of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation and the Tennessee Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. They will be used for promotional purposes.
County awards are sponsored by the Obion County Farm Bureau Women. For more information, contact Brenda Baker at 536-5442.

Published in The Messenger 3.27.12

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