“Wisconsin Agriculture is Fruit-Full”
Due Date: April 15, 2024
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation - Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest is an opportunity for fourth and fifth grade students to explore Wisconsin history, geography, and economics through the lens of Wisconsin Agriculture. An annual essay prompt challenges students to research and write an informative essay. The contest supports Wisconsin academic standards including English Language Arts and Social Studies. Top essays are recognized at the county, district, and state levels. The generous support of sponsors and volunteers make this learning opportunity possible each year.
The essay contest gleans the annual theme from the 2024 Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom Book of the Year, I Love Strawberries!, by Shannon Anderson.
This year’s essay contest focuses on our state’s sweetest agriculture industry - fruit! Wisconsin is the number one producer of cranberries and is a leader in the production of cherries, apples, and strawberries. Our state’s history, communities and economy have been brought to fruit-ion through agriculture endeavors.
Learn more about the contest, resources, and additional lesson ideas through this quick Google Slides document. Please contact Beth Schaefer, Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Coordinator at [email protected], with any questions.
View the Contest Essay Guide for the full contest details, support materials including lessons, videos, and resources for the 2024 Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom Essay Contest!
Thank you to our sponsors for providing support for the 2024 Essay Contest!