“Astonishing Ag Articles” Art Contest at State Fair

South Dakota Value Added Agriculture and South Dakota Ag in the Classroom are holding an art contest in conjunction with the 2015 South Dakota State Fair.

The “Astonishing Ag Articles” art contest is open to third and fourth graders from across the state. Posters should show non-food items made from crops or livestock grown in the state. Artists may use one piece of white or colored paper, up to legal size. Pictures must show the crop or animal the item comes from as well as the final product. Posters must be hand-drawn and colored or painted. No computer graphics, cut-outs, stickers or animated images are allowed.

To be eligible, entries must be dropped off at the Value Added Ag Tent next to the Women’s Building by 1 pm on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Entries may be scanned and emailed to South Dakota Ag in the Classroom before noon on Sept. 2 if students are unable to attend the fair.

Winning poster will be on display in the FFA Nursery throughout the fair. Classrooms that have five or more students participate will be treated to a watermelon feed and presentation on value added agriculture in South Dakota.

Entry forms and more information are available at www.agclassroom.org/sd or www.sdvalueadded.coop/index.php/events. You can also call Ann Price at 605-853-6040 or Cheri Rath at 605-350-3128.

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