“You’re Gonna Need Milk for That – Wisconsin Dairy Fuels our Bodies, Communities and Economy.”
Due Date: April 1, 2023
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 annual Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom Book of the Year. Tales of the Dairy Fairy – Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish, by Viola Butler, illustrated by Ward Jenkins, has been chosen as the 2022-23 Book of the Year for its accuracy in depicting dairy farming and dairy farmers, as well as for the nod to the processing that must occur dairy products to be produced.
View the Contest Essay Guide for the full contest details, support materials including lessons, videos, and resources for the 2023 Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom Essay Contest!
Thank you to our sponsors for providing support for the 2023 Essay Contest!