|Prizes offered in students essay contest|
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|Tuesday, November 13, 2012 2:01 PM|
in grades four through 12 are again encouraged to consider the impact of
Indiana foods and farmers for the 3rd Annual Ag Essay Contest titled
“Our Food, Our Farmers: Nourishing Generations of Hoosiers.”
essay competition includes three grade levels: fourth to sixth, seventh
to ninth and 10th to 12th, and aligns with a number of state standards. A
breakdown of the state core academic standards met by the essay contest
is available on the Indiana’s Family of Farmers website. Entries must
be received by Feb. 1.
“This essay contest is a great way for
teachers to meet curriculum demands while providing an interesting and
engaging outlet for students to learn about one of the state’s most
important industries,” said Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana
Humanities. “By participating in this contest, we hope students will
think, read and talk more about Indiana’s rich agricultural history and
Sponsored by Indiana’s Family of Farmers and Indiana
Humanities, the essay contest encourages students to recognize and share
all the ways Indiana agriculture plays a positive role in their own
lives -as well as in the lives of those around them.
For the 2013
competition, it will be the same question of all three grade levels:
“Describe how Indiana farmers 1) nourish our families, 2) our animals,
and 3) our earth (soil).” Please provide an example from each of the
There will be a first and second place winner from each
grade level. First place winners will receive an Apple iPad and second
place winners will receive a Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones.
winners will be invited to attend a special recognition ceremony at the
Indiana Statehouse March 5,in celebration of National Ag Day.
family farmers are committed to providing an abundant supply of healthy
food and fiber to nourish Hoosiers, while also caring for our natural
resources,” said Indiana Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay. “We look
forward to hearing from our next generation and learning how these foods
impact their lives and the lives of their families.”
Entry guidelines can be found at www.indianahumanities.org or www.indianafamilyoffarmers.com.
contest is part of Indiana Humanities’ two-year Spirit of Competition
initiative. Spirit of Competition will celebrate the role competition
plays in our lives by examining core elements of competition such as
civility, rivalry, innovation, passion and failure.