MAYO — Lafayette Elementary School students participated in the annual Farm Bureau essay and poster contests.

The essay contest was for fifth grade students. Each student had to write an essay on “Why Agriculture is Important in America?”

The poster contest was for all first graders. The goal of the contest was for students to draw and color what a real farm looked like 

This is the ninth year Farm Bureau has sponsored these contests and both are judged by the Human Relations Department at the state office in Gainesville.

Brenda Gayle Land, the District Women’s Chairperson, and administrative assistant Amy Croft presented the students with more than $400 in cash awards to the top winners. 

The winners of the essay contest were Kambry Moseley, first place; Kane Walker, second place; Wyatt Englehoff, third place; and Dayla Daniels, fourth place.

The winners of the poster contest were Alfredo Aguilar, first place; Olivia Fundorairis, second place; Whitney Moseley, third place; and Tyler Watson, fourth place.

The students did an outstanding job in both contests.

“We feel that Agricultural Education is a very important program of Farm Bureau,” Land said, “We want to make sure that all children know and appreciate what farmers and ranchers do for our county, state and nation.”

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