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“Astonishing Ag Articles” Coloring and Art Contest at State Fair



For Immediate Release: August 25, 2016
Media Contact: Ann Price, 605.853.6040 or Cheri Rath, 605.350.3128


“Astonishing Ag Articles” Coloring and Art Contest at State Fair


PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Value Added Agriculture Development Center, South Dakota Ag in the Classroom and South Dakota Farm Bureau are holding a coloring and art contest in conjunction with the 2016 South Dakota State Fair.


The “Astonishing Ag Articles” contest is open to South Dakota students in two categories: first and second grades and third and fourth grades. Pictures for first and second graders to color can be downloaded from www.agclassroom.org/sd. Third and fourth grade posters must be drawn using crayons, markers, colored pencil, chalk or paint only. No name brands may be added or displayed anywhere on the pictures. No added art work, stickers, glitter or other materials may be added to the pictures. For complete rules for each division, visit www.agclassroom.org/sd.

To be eligible, entries must be dropped off at the Value Added Ag Tent next to the Women’s Building by 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Entries may be scanned and emailed to South Dakota Ag in the Classroom before noon on Aug. 30 if students are unable to attend the fair.


Winning posters will be on display in the FFA Nursery throughout the fair. Classrooms that have 50 percent or more classroom participation will be included in a drawing to win one of three watermelon parties for both the coloring and art divisions, with arrangements to be made with the teacher to have the party before Sept. 30, 2016.


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


Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.