“Missouri Farmers Care” Poster and Essay Contest
Missouri 3rd and 4th grade students are encouraged to participate in our 2018 poster and essay contest. This year’s theme is: Missouri Farmers Care. Students in public schools, private schools, and home school programs can submit either or both a poster or essay showcasing how farmers raise crops and livestock to provide everyday products.
Posters and/or essays should be submitted electronically by midnight, February 1. A first, second and third place winner will be announced and recognized on February 15.
Learn more about the contest rules and how to submit: Click Here
Agriculture Education on the Move is a ten-week hands-on education program identifying key classroom objectives and state standards primarily in the areas of science, math, reading and writing. Students gain an understanding of today’s agriculture and farm families, through diverse learning experiences.
Participating classrooms have the opportunity to learn about crops, livestock, soil and water conservation, nutrition and agricultural careers. Students engage in agriculture in a fun and exciting way by planting seeds, experimenting with yeast and bread making, creating corn plastic, rock ‘n’ roll ice cream and more. Watch the video below to understand more about what we do, and about how YOU can Get Involved!
Listen to Susan Nossaman, a third grade teacher from Mexico MO. “From a teacher’s perspective, the nice thing about this program is that you have somebody coming into the classroom that’s an expert, in a way that I am not.”