The purpose of the Middle School Essay Contest is to encourage students to increase their level of agricultural literacy through research and through presentations by county Farm Bureau volunteers. The contest is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders in Georgia. The writing and research activity can be matched to state standards in language arts as well as other areas.

The topic for this year's contest was: What are the benefits of school gardens?


For this year's district and overall state winner, and to read the winnig essays, please click here.


To learn how this essay contest matches up with Georgia Language Arts standards for students in grades six through eight, click here.