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I NY Agriculture Art Contest

2013 Winners Entries [Press Release]
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
Olivia Seiflein, Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School

"My favorite American food is milk and apples. The milk comes from dairy cows. Apples come from apple trees. We have three in my yard. That is my favorite American Food."

2nd Place
2nd Place
Nathaniel Mycek, Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School

"My favorite New York food is tart cherries. They grow in trees and are related to plums, peaches, and apricots. Tart cherries are good for you. People use them to make cherry pies, jam, and juice. I would love to go cherry picking this summer!"

3rd Place
3rd Place
Gideon Sayward, Stonebeck Academy-Homeschool

"My favorite NY food is sweet potatoes. They are root vegetables that come in many colors; red, brown, purple, yellow, or orange. Some people eat the leaves. When sweet potatoes are roasted, they taste like candy."

Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Kent Janara, Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School

"My favorite food in New York is blueberries yum. I get them at Burdick blueberries. Do you like blueberries? Well I do because you can make blue berry pie and muffins plus cobbler. They are also my favorite color. That's why I love blueberries."

Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Amanda Hopko, A.B. Parker Elementary School

"I like watermelon because the taste is like juicy, shiny, delishius pear but not dry. Watermelon is grown on the ground and its stem is at its side. Watermelon has a very funny tale. My sister tells me if you eat the black seeds a watermelon will grown inide you. Watermelon is very popular in my family."

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.

2nd Place
2nd Place
Aurora Orbaker, Marcus Whitman Central School

"A combine and corn in a field to represent the New York agriculture - Growing Strong in New York State"

3rd Place
3rd Place
Gracie Hasselberg, New Life Christian School

"Maple Syrup Gives New York a Sweet Spring"

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.