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2013 Farm-City State Poster Contest

The Alabama Farm-City poster, essay and multimedia theme for 2013 is "Alabama Agriculture: Growing For You and Me.".

Alabama farmers grow the food, fiber and forest products we depend on for daily living. But a new economic impact study reveals agriculture also fuels economic growth and job creation in the state.

According to the report, Alabama agriculture and related industries are a $70.4 billion a year business and create 580,295 jobs, or about 22 percent of the workforce. These facts illustrate how Alabama Agriculture is Growing for You and Me.

The new study is a great resource for county Farm-City committees to show the interdependence of farmers and their urban neighbors.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has compiled the findings from the economic impact study at www.AlabamaAgImpact.com. This site provides state data and statistics for individual counties and commodities.

The contest is sponsored by the Farm-City Committee of Alabama, P.O. Box 11000, Montgomery, AL 36191-0001, in cooperation with Alabama Ag in the Classroom and Alabama Farmers Cooperative. More information for teachers and students is available online at www.AlfaFarmers.org, www.AlabamaAITC.org and www.AgEducate.org or by contacting your local Alabama Cooperative Extension System office.

State winners in the poster, essay and multimedia contests will be featured in the Alabama Farm-City Committee's 2015 Farm-City Calendar.

Eligibility and Rules

  1. Entry is open to all students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade and must be the original work of the student.

  2. There are two categories of competition: K - 3 grades and 4 - 6 grades. First and Second Place winners will be named in each category.

  3. Posters must relate to the theme. The name of the theme must be on the poster.

  4. Posters must be on display during the month of November in a shopping mall, library, retail business, or other place of public view.

  5. The size should be horizontal with the length no greater than 28 inches and height no greater than 22 inches. It should be no smaller than 14 inches in length and 11 inches high. Standard thickness poster paper is preferred. (Vertical posters will be judged but NOT considered for the calendar due to format requirements.)

  6. Any flat medium can be used (such as pen and pencil, crayon, watercolor, ink, or oil). No three-dimensional posters (such as gluing products on to a poster) will be eligible.

  7. Each student is required to complete an information form and attach it to each poster entry. (Click Here For Information Form)

  8. All entries will be judged first at the County Farm-City Committee level with the first place winner in each county being submitted to the State Farm-City Committee. One entry per division, per county may be submitted for judging at the state level.

  9. Criteria for judging include: creativity, originality, neatness, overall appearance and relevance to the theme.

  10. Deadline for entry at the state level is February 24, 2014. Winners will be notified by mail no later than March 14. Award winners will be announced at the state Farm-City Awards Luncheon in April.

  11. Entries become the property of the Farm-City Committee of Alabama and may be photographed or reproduced in a calendar or any other publication as the Committee sees fit without further permission or monetary consideration.

Awards in Each Category
FIRST PLACE: $200 Cash Student's Classroom: $200 Cash
SECOND PLACE: $100 Cash Student's Classroom: $100 Cash

For further information, contact your local Farm-City Committee or the State Farm-City Committee at 1(800)392-5705 or 1(334)613-4410. E-mail: pculver@alfafarmers.org. Fax: 1(334)284-3957. Mailing address: Alabama Farmers Federation, Attn: Jeff Helms, P.O. Box 11000, Montgomery, AL 36191.

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