As Nebraska’s number one industry, agriculture brings people together in many different ways. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is once again asking students to enter its annual poster contest highlighting the state’s ag industry. This year’s theme, “Nebraska Agriculture Brings People Together,” lets students show what they know about Nebraska agriculture while highlighting the many contributions agriculture makes to our state. NDA’s poster contest is open to all Nebraska students in grades 1-6.

“NDA’s annual poster contest generates a lot of interest in Nebraska agriculture, especially from younger students,” said NDA Director Steve Wellman. “The contest is in its 17th year, and it’s designed to give teachers and parents the opportunity to teach children about the vital role agriculture plays in our day-to-day lives. We look forward to seeing the students’ creativity as they show how agriculture brings people together.”

NDA’s poster contest is divided into three age categories: first and second grade students; third and fourth grade students; and fifth and sixth grade students. Entries must be postmarked by the March 2, 2020, deadline.

NDA will announce the winners of the poster contest during National Ag Week, March 22-28, 2020. National Ag Week highlights the diversity of agriculture and celebrates the food, feed and fuel that farmers and ranchers provide every day. NDA will feature winning entries from this year’s poster contest on its website and in promotional materials and publications.

Poster contest rules and official entry forms are available online at nda.nebraska.gov/kids.