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September 22, 2000   Email to Friend 

FARM-CITY POSTER AND ESSAY CONTEST ANNOUNCED
Paul Till
(334)613-4313
September 22, 2000

Montgomery The Alabama Farm-City Committee has announced it is offering cash awards and savings bonds for winners of a statewide poster and essay contest available for Alabama elementary and secondary students.

The purpose of the poster and essay contest is to make students more aware of the importance of agriculture in their daily lives, said J. Paul Till, chairman of the Alabama Farm-City Committee. The committee, made up of representatives from agriculture and business, was formed more than 20 years ago to promote better understanding and to improve relationships between the rural and urban segments of society, said Till, director of public relations for Alabama Farmers Federation.

The poster contest has two categories, K-3 grades and 4-6 grades. The essay contest is open to students in two divisions, grades 7-9 and 10-12. The theme for both poster and essay contests is "From Farm to Family--Food, Fiber and Forests for Life." Prizes at the state level range from a $100 savings bond up to a $500 savings bond for students plus up to $250 for the winning student's classroom. Some of the poster entries will be used in 25,000 wall calendars, which will be distributed across Alabama, Till said.

Contestants must win at the county level prior to and no later than Farm-City Week, Nov. 17-23, before entering the state competition. For rules and more details on how to enter, teachers or parents may e-mail ptill@alfafarmers.org or call 1-800-392-5705, ext. 4410.


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