FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2016
Agricenter’s Ag Day Poster Contest is Open
MEMPHIS, TN -- Each year Agricenter International hosts a poster contest in honor of Agriculture and to recognize students in Shelby County who best describe Agriculture through their artwork on a given subject or theme. Few people realize that 1/10 of 1% of agricultural producers are producing 80% of the food and fiber we consume and use daily.
This year’s theme was announced today as “Agriculture: Food for Life” and 3rd-8th graders in any school or homeschool in Shelby County are eligible to enter. Students compete in three divisions: 3rd-4th grade, 5th-6th grade, and 7th-8th grade. First place winners of each division are awarded $100, second place winners $50, and third place winners receive $25. The first place winners’ teachers also receive $50.
Tim Roberts, Director of Education at Agricenter, says “Each year we are delighted by the creative work that the students produce and are looking forward to what they come up with this year.”
Drawings must be received by February 27, 2017 and be in accordance to the rules posted here: www.agricenter.org/postercontest.
The winners and their families are honored with a luncheon at Agricenter on Ag Day, March 21 (media are invited to attend). The winning posters are framed and displayed first in Nashville at the War Memorial Building, then on a rotating basis in the Vasco A. Smith Shelby County Administration Building, at Agricenter International, and other agricultural facilities in the Shelby County area.
To learn about the educational classes offered for K-12 at Agricenter, visit www.agricenter.org/education/ or call 901-757-7777.
Agricenter International, a 1,000 acre farm, is a non-profit dedicated to agricultural research, education, and conservation. It has a $524 million annual economic impact on the region, hosts over 1.3 million visitors annually, and has educated tens of thousands of students.