To recognize and celebrate the important role agriculture plays in our everyday lives, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture is asking students to enter its annual poster contest highlighting the state’s No. 1 industry.
This year’s theme, “Nebraska Agriculture: Straight from the Good Life,” promotes agricultural products grown, raised or made in Nebraska. The contest is open to all Nebraska students (public, private and home school) in first through sixth grades.
“Nebraska agricultural products are high quality and enjoyed by consumers around the world,” state ag department director Steve Wellman in a news release. “NDA’s annual poster contest gives parents and teachers the opportunity to talk with students about different ag-related topics like food production and international trade. We look forward to seeing the students’ creativity as they show their versions of how Nebraska agriculture comes straight from the good life.”
The state’s poster contest is divided into three age categories: first and second grade students; third and fourth grade students; and fifth and sixth grade students, in any Nebraska public, private or home school. Entries must be received at the state office by the March 1 deadline.
The department will announce the winners of this year’s poster contest during National Ag Week, March 21-27. The week highlights the diversity of agriculture and celebrates the food, feed and fuel that farmers and ranchers provide every day. The state ag department will feature winning entries from this year’s poster contest on its website and in promotional materials and publications.
This year’s theme is based off of NDA’s “Nebraska: Straight from the Good Life” branding program which features Nebraska companies and the ag products they export. The program gives the state ag department more ways to effectively market and promote Nebraska agricultural and food companies to consumers worldwide.
Straight from the Good Life is open, at no cost, to any and all ag and food companies headquartered in Nebraska or with a significant presence in Nebraska, including companies providing grains, meat, consumer-oriented foods, agricultural equipment and agricultural services. For more information, visit nda.nebraska.gov/goodlife.