Foundation Announces National Essay Contest Winner
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 2, 2013 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced the winner of the Agriculture in a Growing World Essay contest. The national competition for students grades 9-12 is hosted by the Foundation in partnership with the Nutrients for Life Foundation.
Essay contest winner Mekdes Lombardi attends Powell County High School in Deer Lodge, Mont. Eric Frank, from Edison High School in Yoder, Colo., placed second in the competition. Third place was awarded to Anna Setter from Humboldt High School in Humboldt, Kan. The contest’s first place winner will receive $500 from Nutrients for Life. Second and third place winners will be awarded $250 and $100, respectively.
The competition requires students to have studied in a classroom that implemented “The Man Who Fed the World,” by Leon Hesser, a winner of the coveted Foundation Book of the Year award, and corresponding curriculum. Essay submissions must address modern agricultural technologies and social, political or environmental issues related to agriculture.
“The Agriculture in a Growing World Essay contest is a relative and important way to promote agriculture literacy while rewarding students for building their knowledge of agriculture by using one of the Foundation’s Book of the Year,” said Dan Durheim, executive director of the Foundation. “The Foundation is excited to continue the competition in 2014 with the support of the Nutrients for Life Foundation.”
If you are interested in participating in the 2014 essay contest, visit www.agfoundation.org.
|Contacts:||Tracy Taylor Grondine