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 ‘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 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, rikkis@mfbf.org, 406-231-442.  

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Click here for 'Ag in Color' Entry Form

2020 ‘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

Noyes also received the “Farm Bureau Proud” designation.
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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, rikkis@mfbf.org, 406-231-4422.                                       

Click here for Ag in Color Rules and Entry Form 

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.                                                    

Teachers/Educators - Click here to submit your entry (entries are due on the last day of each month).

Contact Rikki Swant,   rikkis@mfbf.org 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.

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