GEORGIA FARM BUREAU ESSAY CONTEST
Are you a middle school student in Georgia? Do you want a chance to be Rewarded for your writing skills? If so, this contest is an opportunity for you to use both your writing skills and your knowledge or research of agriculture.
The purpose of this essay contest is to encourage students to increase their level of agricultural literacy through research and through presentations by county Farm Bureau volunteers. The contest is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders in Georgia. The writing and research activity can be matched to state standards in language arts as well as other areas.
The topic for this year's contest is: How has modern agriculture adopted the use of technology to sustain and improve resources while increasing food supplies?
It is predicted that our world population will reach 10 billion in 2050. As our world population continues to grow, the challenge for ensuring an adequate food supply while preserving our resources increases. Agriculture strives to meet this challenge through modern practices. In a persuasive essay, show how modern agriculture has adopted the use of technology to sustain and improve resources while increasing food supplies.
From all of the entries in the contest, ten finalists will be chosen (one from each of Georgia Farm Bureau's ten districts across the state). Each of these finalists will receive a cash prize. From those finalists, one will be selected as the state winner. They will receive an additional cash prize.
More information on this year's contest can be found here.
Here is a list of possible resources to help with research for the essay topic.
If you would like to enter our essay contest, please
submit this entry form to your county Farm Bureau office.
To learn how this essay contest matches up with Georgia Language Arts standards for students in grades six through eight, click here.