The 2019 Story and Video Contest Winners have been selected! The contests are run by the Utah Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee, as a way to bring a connection of Utah's agriculture from the farm to the plate. As a previous 3rd Grade story winner wrote and illustrated, "How to make a Whopper and Whopper Jr." Detailing how her family's beef cattle reach the consumer.
The theme this year is "Thinking Outside the Barn: Preserving the Past, Protecting the Present, Forging the Future".
Submissions were a true to life exploration of the ideas expressed in the theme, with characters and objects based in factual material. One of the winning submissions, Eva Christensen wrote, "Lately we have also tried to produce geothermal power, to use the hot water and also create green power." Another student, Paisley Hallows wrote of spending time with her grandpa on the farm and how their methods and equipment has changed in the past several years. "Tractors and other farm implements can insert seeds directly into furrows to avoid waste and cost using a GPS. Because of this, farmers no longer just toss seeds randomly over the top of a plowed field. Fertilizer can be applied to areas of the farm needing it after soil samples, rather than everywhere, avoiding waste again. . . Wow grandpa, you changed my whole perspective, you didn't just think outside the barn, you thought outside of farming the old way!" She wrote.
Story Contest 1st place winners receive $100 and a pizza party sponsored by Western AgCredit. Their teacher also receives agriculture education materials. 2nd place winners receive $50, and 3rd place receives $25.
Video Contest 1st place winners receive $150, 2nd place receives $100, and 3rd place receives $50.
Story Contest Winners
1st Place: Danielle Laub, Parowan Elementary, Iron County
2nd Place: Paizley Veater, Parowan Elementary, Iron County
3rd Place: Blessing Proctor, Parowan Elementary, Iron County
1st Place: Hannah Johnson, Salina Elementary, Sevier County
2nd Place: Dominic Cefalo, Foothill Elementary, South Box Elder
1st Place: Eva K. Christensen, Escalante Valley Elementary, Iron County
2nd Place: Paisley Hallows, Salina Elementary, Sevier County
3rd Place: Andrea Rogers, Foothill Elementary, South Box Elder
1st Place: Caden Johnson, North Sevier Middle School, Sevier County
7th- 8th Grade:
1st Place: Katelyn Johnson, North Sevier Middle School, Sevier County
2nd Place: Dallen Jarrett, Juab Jr. High, Juab County
3rd Place: Kyden Cefalo, Alice Harris Intermediate School, South Box Elder
1st Place: Macady Goble, North Sevier High School, Sevier County
2nd Place: Raegan Danielle Jackson, Juab High School, Juab County
3rd Place: Gentry Cefalo, Box Elder Middle School, South Box Elder
Video Contest Winners
1st Place: Karter Peters, Juab Jr. High, Juab County
1st Place: McKade Sage, Juab High School, Juab County
2nd Place: North Sevier FFA, North Sevier High School, Sevier County
For more information on the Story and Video Contest, click HERE. Contact Julia Misiego with any questions, 801-233-3010 firstname.lastname@example.org.