Polk-Butler Corn Growers Support Ag Essay Contest

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August 2, 2010
Mat Habrock, NECGA

The Polk-Butler Corn Growers helped to sponsor an agriculture essay contest involving elementary students. The children visited the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art where they looked at many paintings in the temporary exhibit featuring John Roush. After looking through the paintings, the children wrote about their favorite one and what it meant to them. However, these students had the options to also interview a farmer or write about a personal farm experience. Combined, all of these options sparked quite the interest in the competition. There was much time deliberating and reading through to find the winners, as there were about 200 essay entries. Essays of this nature are important to the agriculture industry because it allows for the children of today to think about the farms of the future. This is a good way to get the story of their families, or other famers out, and to share the important background stories of farming that are seldom heard on a daily basis.

To give you some examples of why farming is important to these children, the links below include some of the submitted essays.

Essay 1
Essay 2
Essay 3
Essay 4
Essay 5

March 17, 2010 1:55 PM
On the road to North Platte, Shooters tonite! Happy St Pattys Day!