Ag Commish Richie Farmer with "Kentucky Proud" poster contest winners
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer honored the winners of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s 2010 Poster and Essay Contest at the Kentucky Agriculture Day luncheon today in Frankfort.
Students in kindergarten through 12th grade submitted posters and essays on the theme “Kentucky Proud: Growing a Healthy Kentucky.” Winners in each grade were awarded $100 savings bonds.
“The goal of this year’s contest was to encourage Kentucky students to make positive food choices to maximize their performance in the classroom, on the field of play and in the game of life,” Commissioner Farmer said. “The first step is to enjoy nutritious, great-tasting Kentucky Proud foods from growers and producers right here at home.”