January 4, 2011
Ag Essay Contest: Our Food, Our Farmers

Students in grades 4-12 are encouraged to capture their love of Indiana food and its farmers on paper or on video for the 2011 Ag Essay Contest titled “Our Food, Our Farmers.” Our Food, Our Farmers

Sponsored by Indiana’s Family of Farmers and the Indiana Humanities Council, the essay contest asks students to explain how Indiana agriculture plays a positive role in their life—and in the lives of those around them. There are two categories of competition: video essay and written essay; and three grade levels: 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Entries must be received by Feb. 15, 2011.

A winner from each grade level, in each category, will receive a Flip VideoTM Camcorder and be invited to a presentation at the Indiana Statehouse on March 7, 2011. The overall winner in each category will receive an Apple iPad.

Full contest details can be downloaded in pdf form here or in a Word doc, here.

Read an example, written by high school intern Chase Leyden.

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7 responses to “Ag Essay Contest: Our Food, Our Farmers”

  1. John Hammersmith says:

    This is awesome but stinks at the same time.

  2. Megan G. says:

    When will the winners be announced?

  3. :D says:

    What are the results we were finding out through school and it was cancled today 🙂

  4. Kristen says:

    Winners will be notified today–but not publicly until the March 7 celebration at the Indiana Statehouse. You might have to wait until tomorrow if school was cancelled! I’m sorry!

  5. L. A. B. says:

    I wish all participants would have been thanked through an email for submitting an essay. Just a thought.

    • Kristen says:

      I’m sorry! We had more than 200 entrants, and unfortunately the group that collected them could not respond to everyone. Thank you for your submission, though.

  6. Kristen says:

    Winners were announced today at the Statehouse. Congrats to the following:

    Grades 4-6:
    Adrianna Dague of Caston Elementary; Fulton County; Teacher: Mrs. Baxter

    Grades 7-9:
    Casey Campbell (female) of Franklin Community High School; Johnson County; Teacher: Mrs. Rapp

    Grades 10-12: Morgan Williams of Rushville Consolidated High School; Rush County; Teacher: Blair Orme

    Written Overall Winner:
    Casey Campbell

    Grades 4-6:
    Bill Roberson of Perry Central Community Schools; Perry County; Teacher: Neal Stahly

    Grades 7-9:
    Jacob Smith of Corydon Central High School; Harrison County; Teacher: Denise Harmon

    Grades 10-12:
    Kelly Beeker of Greenfield-Central High School; Hancock County; Teacher: Joe McCain Video

    Video Overall Winner: Kelly Beeker

    We will post links to winning essays in the next few days. Thanks for entering!

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