Essay Contest

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom offers an annual essay contest for fourth and fifth-grade students. Each year the topic has specific lesson plans, activities and other resources that teachers, volunteers and homeschool parents can use to teach about Wisconsin agriculture.

2020 Contest Winners Announced

Lindsay Geiger, a fourth-grade student from Chilton, is the state winner of the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest. Wisconsin fourth and fifth graders were asked to write a 100-to-300-word essay with the theme, “How has Wisconsin agriculture affected your life today?”

Lindsay is the daughter of John and Laura Geiger. Carrie Stammer is her teacher at Chilton Area Catholic School in Calumet County.

Each year the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program hosts an essay contest revolving around food and agriculture. This contest is open to all fourth and fifth grade students across the state.

A total of 1,574 students wrote essays for the competition, which is sponsored by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation and We Energies.

The nine district winners received a prize package including a yard sign, Culvers gift card, plaque and a selection of books. The state winner also received an additional plaque and gift. This year’s finalists were:

District 1 – Breanna Wolfgram, fifth grade, St. Henry’s Catholic School in Watertown
District 2 – Briella Brusveen, fifth grade, Cambria-Friesland Schools in Cambria
District 3 – Abby Kane, fifth grade, Viroqua Middle School in Viroqua
District 4 – Alyssa Tubbs, fourth grade, Red Creek Elementary in Hixton
District 5 – Josephine Quam, fourth grade, Winneconne Elementary in Winneconne
District 6 – Lindsay Geiger, fourth grade, Chilton Area Catholic School in Chilton
District 7 – Brianna Birling, fifth grade, St. Martin Lutheran in Clintonville
District 8 – Annalia Regalado-Brown, fourth grade, Maple Grove Charter School in Hamburg
District 9 – Madelyn Malone, fourth grade, Moundview Elementary in Elk Mound

2021 Contest Info

More information about the 2021 Essay Contest will be shared on this page in August of 2020.