July 29, 2014

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Student poster contest nears deadline

Commissioner Comer invites students to enter Poster and Essay Contest

Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer invites Kentucky students to create a poster or write an essay on agriculture’s impact in their everyday lives in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest.

“This year’s theme is ‘It All Starts With Agriculture,’” Commissioner Comer said. “We enjoy an abundant and affordable food supply thanks to agriculture. But agriculture also is responsible for clothing, medications, cosmetics, motor fuel, and a host of other items that enhance our quality of life. I encourage all Kentucky teachers to get their students involved in the Poster and Essay Contest so they can learn about all the things agriculture does for them.”

The contest is open to all Kentucky students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students may submit a poster or an essay. Entries must be postmarked no later than Feb. 10 and mailed to Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Poster and Essay Contest, 100 Fair Oaks Lane, 5th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Winners in each grade will be notified on Feb. 20 and will be honored at the annual Kentucky Agriculture Day luncheon in March in Frankfort. Each winner will receive $100. The winning posters and essays will be used in Department publications and displayed at Department events.

For more information, including contest rules, contact Elizabeth McNulty at (502) 564-4983 or elizabeth.mcnulty@ky.gov or go to www.kyagr.com, click on Programs, and click on Agriculture Education.