GREAT FALLS — The Montana Farm Bureau Federation on Monday announced in a press release its annual ‘Ag in Color’ Drawing Contest.
The contest is part of their Montana Youth (MY) Agriculture Literacy program.
'Ag in Color’ drawing contest consists of seven entry categories and is designed for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Entry categories include areas specific to Montana agriculture:
Kindergarten – Farm Animals in Montana
Grade 1 – Grown in Montana
Grade 2 – Grains of Montana
Grade 3 – Cattle of Montana
Grade 4 – Noxious Weeds in Montana
Grade 5 – Safety on Montana’s Farms and Ranches
Grade 6 – Ag-Related Careers in Montana
One winner will be chosen from each category and judges will select one drawing from the winners to receive the “Farm Bureau Proud” designation.
Montana Farm Bureau will host the winning artists and their families at an awards luncheon in Helena in March 2020. Winners and their families will tour the Capital City and meet with state civic leaders before the luncheon.
The ‘Ag in Color’ drawing contest is open to all students and educators across Montana. Entries must be submitted to the County Superintendent who in turn will submit county winners to Montana Farm Bureau for consideration.
Teachers can visit mfbf.org/Programs/MY-AG for educational resources and lesson plans to match each category.
For more information, contact Montana Farm Bureau Regional Manager, Rikki Swant,
- Last year's winners:
- Kindergarten – Dawson Keller, Richey Elementary
- Second Grade – Lily Schallenberger, Ekalaka Elementary
- Third Grade – Samantha Kosse, Choteau Elementary
- Fourth Grade – Jake Brown, Saco School
- Fifth Grade – Gracy Sieler, Greenfield School
- Sixth Grade – Ana Kanagy, Sy School
- Overall Winner – Sixth Grade – Kamree Pearson, Greenfield School