Farm Bureau announces winners of art/essay contests

Special to The Times

The Henry County Farm Bureau, (HCFB), recently hosted an art contest for Henry County high school students and an essay contest for middle school students. Entries were judged and cash prizes awarded at the HCFB meeting held on April 17. The Farm Bureau hosts contests in order to expose students to agriculture and the importance of agriculture in the state of Georgia.


L. to r.: Emma Kubitschek earned first place in the Farm Bureau’s essay contest and Nikki Davis took first place in the art contest. Special photo

There were many good entries submitted making it hard to choose a winner, according to Jean Dykes with Henry County Farm Bureau. Each of the art drawings depicted different snapshots of agriculture. With help from an outside panel of judges, Nikki Davis of Woodland High School took 1st place in the Art Contest. Following in 2nd place was Emily Fulford of Ola High, 3rd place was Hannah Smith of Locust Grove High, and 4th place was Bethany Brown of Locust Grove High. Each of these students shows artistic talent and promise. Farm Bureau would like to congratulate and thank each participant. Each student made a great show with their art pieces.

The essay contest was also held during the month of March for middle school students and cash awards given to the first place winner on April 17. First place was earned by Emma Kubitschek, an 8th grader at Union Grove Middle School. She was encouraged to write by her teacher, Dawn Ford. Emma submitted an essay naming Georgia’s top specialty crops and the economic importance of those crops. Emma’s essay stated Georgia’s top crops are; blueberries, pecans, peaches, onions, watermelon, bell peppers, sweet corn, cabbage and cucumbers. The Henry Farm Bureau congratulates Emma on a job well done.