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 Information – Deadlines Extended

This year's essay contest topic is, "How has Wisconsin agriculture affected your life today?" This essay topic is a natural tie with the 2020 Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Book of the Year Right This Very Minute. The book and essay contest allow students to explore how agriculture affects us each day as we eat, choose the clothes we will wear and the careers around us.

Essays are now due April 24, 2020, to county essay coordinators. If school doesn’t resume, parents can send their child’s entries directly to the county. As always, home school and individuals can participate in the contest- entries do not have to come in as a classroom.
Click here to find your county essay coordinator.