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I NY Agriculture Contest 2011 Winners

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My Favorite New York Farm Animal

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


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

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.

Second Grade

Cows, Milk, and Me

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

1st Place

1st Place
Kaitlyn Neureuther, Carriagehouse Academy (Clinton)

"My favorite food is pizza from food found around New York State. To make pizza dough, you need wheat, an egg, water, salt, and yeast. You can find wheat growing in field and an egg from chickens on a local farm. For the top of the pizza you get tomatoes grown on vines and cheese from cows raised locally."

2nd Place

2nd Place
Victoria Lambert, Freewill Elementary (Wayne)

"I just ate a delicious juicy apple! My favorite kind of apple is a granny smith because it is sour. They come from apple orchards in New York State. That is why apples are really good."

3rd Place

3rd Place
Kianna Kellner, Franklinville Central School (Cattaraugus)

"My favorite New York State food is apples. It comes from apple trees. Apples can be used for apple crisp and apple pie. I like apple crisp the best."

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention
Kyler Colton, Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School (Cattaraugus)

"1. I like chicken because I use hot sauce
2. I like chicken because I love meat
3. I like chicken because I love the skin
4. I love chicken because I love the taste

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention
Michael Brewer, Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School (Cattaraugus)

"My favorite NY food is corn. Because corn is made into bread in special places. Corn on the cob is tasty. That is why I like it."

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 to a particular agricultural process or commodity.

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
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, a specific farm/farmer, or an aspect of the food system.

Fifth Grade

New York Agriculture

An original informative or narrative (may be real or imagined) text that utilizes research and information from a variety of sources to develop the topic or story. Writing should be 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 celebrates a New York farm or farmer(s), using media of your choice.