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The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will sponsor a poster and essay contest open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The theme of the contest is “I Am Kentucky Proud.”

Statewide winners in each grade will receive a $100 savings bond and will be honored at the annual Kentucky Agriculture Day luncheon March 10 in Frankfort.

Poster entries must be in color on white paper, must demonstrate the theme, and must include the theme in the artwork. Entries should be submitted rolled in a tube or wrapped flat. Essay entries must be no more than 150 words for participants in kindergarten through third grade, and no more than 250 words for those in fourth through eighth grade.

Mail entries to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Poster and Essay Contest, 100 Fair Oaks Lane, 5th Floor, Frankfort, Ky. 40601. Entries must be postmarked no later than Feb. 13. The KDA will notify winners by Feb. 20.

For more information, visit www.kyagr.com and click on Education Resources or call Elizabeth McNulty at (502) 564- 4983.

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