WV Farm Bureau Magazine July 2015 - Page 2

bytes Agriculture in West Virginia Poster Contest Winners Announced Each year, WVFB’s Womens Leadership Committee sponsors the Agriculture in West Virginia Poster Contest. In a society that is increasingly unaware of where their food comes from, the contest strives to bring attention to the importance of agriculture. All fourth graders across the state can particpate, and this year, schools in 24 counties submitted posters for the competition. This year’s winning posters, pictured right, top to bottom: First place, Loren Burner from Glenwood Elementary School in Mercer County; second place, Tommy Fluharty of Scott Teays Elementary in Putnam County; third place, Madison LaVinge, South Jefferson Elementary School in Jefferson County. Each winner receives a cash prize and their posters will be featured at the West Virginia State Fair at the WVFB booth. The posters will also grace placemats at the WVFB Annual Meeting in November. Congratulations to all! Articles for NewsBytes must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to publication. Time-sensitive announcements must be submitted no less than 8 weeks prior to the date of the event. Electronic submissions, including photos, are preferred. Send to joanh@wvfarm.org.