COLUMBUS — Now through March 10, third-grade students from across Ohio are encouraged to answer the question “How do Ohio farmers make sure we have good, safe food to eat?” as part of the Ohio Livestock Coalition’s (OLC) For Your InFARMation essay contest. The winning student’s essay will earn an all-expenses-paid field trip for his/her entire class to an Ohio livestock farm.
The essay contest is just one part of the For Your InFARMation program, which offers Ohio teachers free educational materials designed to teach third-graders about the origins of the food they eat every day and about the important role agriculture plays in the state’s economy.
To participate, Ohio third-grade teachers and students are encouraged to visit www.ForYourInFARMation.com to obtain the essay guidelines and form. All essays are due March 10 and winners will be notified by April 7. The teacher of the winning essay also will receive a $250 gift card for classroom supplies.