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I NY Agriculture Contest 2011 Winners

Pre-Kindergarten

My Favorite New York Farm Animal

A color drawing or painting on 8 1/2" by 11" paper.

Kindergarten

Me and the Foods I Like

A color drawing or painting on 8 1/2" by 11" paper showing your favorite food and yourself.

First Grade

Milk: Where It Comes From and What Is Made With It

A painting or color drawing on 8 1/2" by 11" paper showing where milk comes from and milk products.

Second Grade

My Favorite New York Food and Where It Comes From

A painting or color drawing on 8 1/2" by 11" paper with a four-sentence paragraph on the theme.

1st Place

1st Place
Alexandra Burns
Fonda-Fultonville, Montgomery County

"Corn is my favorite crop grown in New York. Corn is healthy because it has vitamins, fiber and carbohydrates. Corn is a popular crop for farmers to grow. Corn is sweet and juicy and fun to eat of the cob in the summertime."

2nd Place

2nd Place
Emma Van Gorden
Fonda-Fultonville, Montgomery County

"PMy favorite New York Food is Maple Syrup. You can have maple syrup on waffles, pancakes, and ice cream. Maple syrup comes from maple trees. The collect sap and boil out the water. What is left is yummy thick maple syrup!"

3rd Place

3rd Place
Karrie Kosier
Fonda-Fultonville, Montgomery County

"Eggs are my favorite New York food. All chickens lay eggs, except roosters, but never more then one or two a day. If eggs are not collected the hen might stop laying eggs. Hens usually lay eggs where they feel the most comfortable."

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention
Cole Deming
Fonda-Fultonville, Montgomery County

"I like cattle, pigs, and sheep because bacon is made out of pigs. I like the fat the most. I like cattle because they make milk. I like sheep because their fur makes me warm."

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention
Christian Richardson
Fonda-Fultonville, Montgomery County

"My favorite New York food is eggs. Chickens lay eggs on a farm. Farmers collect the eggs. Then the eggs get brought to the store so people can buy them."

Third Grade

New York Agriculture

A painting or color drawing on 8 1/2" by 11" paper with a one-sentence slogan about New York agriculture. The slogan can be general or specific. If specific, focus on one of the over 200 agricultural commodities produced in New York State.

1st Place
2nd Place

2nd Place
Brook Walter
Emily Howland, Cayuga County

"Agriculture Makes Me Smile From Ear to Ear!"

3rd Place
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Fourth Grade

New York Agriculture Poem

The poem can be general or specific. If specific, focus on one of the over 200 agricultural commodities produced in New York State.

Fifth Grade

New York Agriculture Story

An original titled fact or fictional creative story related to New York agriculture in a positive way. Use different sources to synthesize information and develop a story with imaginative text that is appropriate for the classroom and written without reference to specific brands or trademarked products. Max. 500 words.

Sixth Grade

People of New York Agriculture Poster

On 11" by 17" paper. A poster that promotes the products of New York State, using any media.