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Georgia Farm Bureau Essay Contest



Are you a middle school student in Georgia? Do you want a chance to be rewarded for your writing skills? If so, this contest is an opportunity for you to use both your writing skills and your knowledge or research of agriculture.




Entry Deadline Has

Been Extended Through

Friday, March 7th!


The purpose of the essay contest is to encourage students to increase their level of agricultural literacy through presentations on agriculture by the county volunteers and research on the essay contest topic. The contest is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders in Georgia. Writing activity can be matched to state standards.


The topic for this year's contest is: My Plate Is Georgia Grown


Eating healthy is important. USDA’s Choose My Plate established five food groups: grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and protein. Did you know Georgia farmers grow crops or raise animals that fit in all these food groups?


From all of the entries in the contest, ten finalists will be chosen (one from weach of Georgia Farm Bureau's ten districts across the state). Each of these finalists will receive a cash prize. From those finalists, one will be selected as the state winner. They will receive an additional cash prize.


More information on this year's contest can be found here.


If you would like to enter our essay contest, please submit this entry form to your county Farm Bureau office.


To learn how this essay contest matches up with Georgia Language Arts standards for students in grades six through eight, click here.



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