M.Y. Agriculture Literacy (Montana Youth Agriculture Literacy)
Bringing Montana farm animals, crops, wildlife management and other exciting aspects of our way of life to young people.
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Montana Farm Bureau MY AG Programs
2021-2022 ‘Ag in Color’ Drawing Contest
The ‘Ag in Color’ drawing contest is open to all students and educators across Montana. Entries must be submitted to the County Farm Bureau who in turn will submit county winners to Montana Farm Bureau for consideration. .
Find your local County Farm Bureau contact by clicking HERE..
For more information, contact Montana Farm Bureau Regional Manager, Rikki Swant, email@example.com, 406-231-442.
2020-2021 ‘Ag in Color’ Drawing Contest
Winners of Montana Ag in Color Drawing Contest announced
The Montana Farm Bureau Federation has announced the winners of the Montana Youth Agriculture Literacy program drawing contest. “Montana Ag in Color” was developed in recognition of National Ag Week, March 22-28, as a creative competition for elementary school children. Each grade was given a different agricultural theme ranging from “Grains of Montana” and “Cattle of Montana” to noxious weeds, farm safety and ag-related careers. One winner was selected from each grade with judges selecting one drawing from the winners to receive the "Farm Bureau Proud" designation.
Kindergarten – Kimber Ross, Ekalaka Elementary, Carter County
First Grade – Piper Frye, Ekalaka Elementary, Carter County
Second Grade – Dylan Johnson, Chester Joplin Inverness Elementary, Liberty County
Third Grade – Rhiaunna Simonson, Whitewater Elementary, Phillips County
Fourth Grade – Eva Mitchell, Hillcrest Elementary, Wheatland County
Fifth Grade – Emerson Downing, Saco Elementary, Phillips County
Sixth Grade – Kaitlyn Noyes, Townsend Middle School, Broadwater County
Entries were judged by the Montana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee on agricultural content, originality, neatness and reproducibility.
Winning entries will be printed and distributed on usable items and educational materials and posted on Montana Farm Bureau’s website and Facebook page.
The ‘Ag in Color’ drawing contest is open to all students and educators across Montana. Entries must be submitted to the County Superintendent who in turn will submit county winners to Montana Farm Bureau for consideration.
Teachers can click here for educational resources and lesson plans to match each category. For more information, contact Montana Farm Bureau Regional Manager, Rikki Swant, firstname.lastname@example.org, 406-231-4422.Ag in MY Classroom Contest - Do you bring agriculture into your classroom? Tell us how and you could win!
Teachers in grades K-8 you have 12 chances to win! We will choose 1 winner, at random, of the entries submitted each month.
Contact Rikki Swant, email@example.com for more information.
Winner will be chosen by the 5th of the following month and announced on MFBF’s social media channels.
Winner will receive a prize of ‘Ag Accurate’ materials from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture suitable for their grade level.
MFBF assumes the rights to the photos submitted. Please take care that you only submit photos that can be used for MFBF media if students are pictured.
Support Ag Literacy on your 2020 tax form
The State of Montana has a voluntary tax check-off designation for Agricultural Literacy. These funds have the potential to provide materials and agricultural curriculum to teachers and schools across the state providing adequate knowledge of agriculture for students.
MFBF announces 2021 ‘Ag in Color’ Drawing Contest
Montana Farm Bureau announces its ‘Ag in Color’ Drawing Contest, part of their Montana Youth (MY) Agriculture Literacy program. This well-established drawing contest is now open for 2021.
National Ag in the Classroom Summit goes virtual
The original National Agriculture in the Classroom summit was cancelled but an online conference has been developed instead. MFBF is encouraging Montana teachers to register for the AITC National Virtual Summit slated for June 24-25.
Montana Farm Bureau to host Virtual Farm Fair
Montana Farm Bureau is holding a virtual farm fair to bring the educational ag-related topics directly to your home. Montana Farm Bureau’s Virtual Farm Fair is scheduled to run on social media beginning May 11 and throughout that week.