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Students encouraged to share story of Nebraska ag with poster contest

Students from across Nebraska can enter the state ag poster contest. This is one of the winning entries from 2017 (Nebraska Department of Agriculture)

Kids from across Nebraska can celebrate the state's agricultural heritage, with an art contest open to students in grades 1-6.

The theme of the 2018 Nebraska Department of Agriculture poster contest is "Sharing the Story of Nebraska Agriculture."

“Farm families work hard to provide us all with delicious, nutritious and affordable food, and this contest is a great opportunity for students to highlight the numerous contributions agriculture makes to our state,” said NDA Director Steve Wellman. “We look forward to seeing the students’ creativity as they share the story of Nebraska agriculture.”

There are three categories, based on age. Entries must be postmarked by the March 1, 2017 deadline.

“Agriculture is our state’s number one industry, so it’s important to share the story of Nebraska agriculture and show how diverse and expansive the ag industry is in Nebraska,” Wellman said. “This contest also gives teachers and parents the opportunity to help children better understand the extensive role agriculture plays in their day-to-day lives.”

NDA will announce the winners of the poster contest during National Ag Week, March 18-24, 2018. National Ag Week highlights the diversity of agriculture and celebrates the food, feed and fuel that farmers and ranchers provide every day. NDA will feature winning entries on its website and in promotional materials and publications.

Contest rules and official entry forms are available online at www.nda.nebraska.gov/kids.

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