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Comer reminds students of Jan. 27 deadline for KDA's Poster and Essay Contest


For Immediate Release
Monday, January 12, 2015
For more information contact:
Ted Sloan
(502) 564-1138

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer reminds Kentucky students that they have until Jan. 27 to submit entries to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s 2015 Poster and Essay Contest. The theme is “Kentucky Agriculture: Growing the Next Generation of Farmers.”

“Kentucky needs more young farmers to carry on for older farmers who are retiring or scaling back,” Commissioner Comer said. “We hope this contest will inspire some of Kentucky’s young people to go into farming or look into some of the many other exciting careers in agriculture.”

Students are asked to submit either a poster, an essay, or a digital image based on the contest theme. Statewide poster and essay winners from each grade, kindergarten through 12th, will be chosen, and an overall digital winner will be selected. Cash prizes will be presented to the winners in March at the Kentucky Agriculture Day Celebration, and their work will be displayed at the Kentucky State Fair in August.

Entries must be postmarked no later than Jan. 27. A completed entry form must be taped or glued to the back of each entry. The name of the teacher and school must accompany each entry. Winners will be notified on Feb. 20.

The contest is conducted by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in partnership with Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom Inc.

For more information, including complete contest rules and entry forms, go to or contact Agriculture Education Coordinator Jordan L. Spalding at (502) 782-4125 or