West Virginia students in kindergarten through sixth grades recently participated in the West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s (WVDA) Farm-City Week poster contest. The theme of the contest, to coincide with the WVDA’s celebration of its centennial in 2011, was “100 Years of Protecting Your Family’s Health and Resources.” Students were asked to create a poster showing what the theme meant to them.
“This contest is an effort by the Department to stimulate thought on the part of our youngsters about the importance of agriculture to our society,” said Commissioner Douglass. “I would like to thank all the teachers and students who participated. There were hundreds of entries and I hope we helped to raise the agricultural awareness of everyone who participated.”
National Farm-City Week takes place each year during the week immediately preceding Thanksgiving Day and recognizes the contributions made by both rural and urban America in providing consumers a safe, wholesome and affordable food supply.
For more information on the contest, contact WVDA’s Communications Division at 304-558-3708, or visit www.wvagriculture.org
and click on the “Farm-City Poster Contest” link. For more information on National Farm-City Week visit www.farmcity.org
Entries were broken down into three age categories: Grades K-2, 3-4 and 5-6. First place in each category received a $75 cash prize, second place received a $50 cash prize and third place received a $25 cash prize.
The winners in grades K-2 were:
First place – Zoe Daugherty, Waverly Elementary, Wood County
Second place – Haylee Jordan, Point Pleasant Primary, Mason County
Third place – Brae’lee Fragale, Pratt Elementary, Kanawha County
The winners in grades 3-4 were:
First place – Alexa Crislip, Craigsville Elementary, Nicholas County
Second place – Camden Lawrence, Craigsville Elementary, Nicholas County
Third place – Elizabeth Warner, Easton Elementary, Monongalia County
The winners in grades 5-6 were:
First place – Trophi-Lea Hartford, Doddridge Middle School, Doddridge County
Second place – Margaret Warner, Easton Elementary, Monongalia County
Third place – Hannah Cool, Craigsville Elementary, Nicholas County
Buddy Davidson, Communications Officer
304-558-3708; 304-541-5932 (cell)