Poster Contest

CELEBRATE AGRICULTURE

McHenry County Farm Bureau Poster Contest

Help us salute the industry that supplies us with abundant food, fiber, fuels and even entertainment!

Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Winning Student Receives 4 Regal Movie Passes           

Winning Student’s Teacher Receives Free Ag. Books

Recognition on our Website and in our Publications

Requirements:

1.     Handmade on large white construction paper. (11x 17)

2.     Name, address, school, teacher and grade on the back of the drawing.

3.     Teacher selects entries.

4.     Send or drop off posters to McHenry County Farm Bureau

Mail: P.O. Box 1530, Woodstock, IL, 60098

Drop Off: 1102 McConnell Rd, Woodstock IL 60098

5.     Entries are due March 31, 2017.  Judging will be in early April.

6.     Questions?  Call 815-338-1521 E-mail mcfbaitc@att.net

Note to the teacher:

        Use the short narrative below to illustrate to your students the diverse nature of

        agriculture in McHenry County.       

        Suggest some possible poster ideas that would incorporate one of the types of farming;

        Traditional, Specialty Crops, and Specialty Animals. 

        Beyond this contest, this poster should be an enjoyable art project for your class!

Celebrating McHenry County Agriculture

McHenry County is one of the most diverse agricultural counties in Illinois. Yet few of the 300,000 residents notice the great variety of farm operations that coexist within our community. Take this opportunity to explore the farm business around us.

Our county contains the traditional farms growing soybeans, wheat, and corn. Dairy, beef, and hog operations continue with a modern technology that enables them to focus on production and enhanced animal care. Throughout this area, small farm operations co-exist with the large farms. Specialty crop operators produce volumes of pumpkins, vegetables, apples, strawberries and fruits that are featured at local farm stands and Farmer’s Markets. The world’s largest corn maze is found in the Northeast corner of the county.  Specialty animal growers generate alpacas, goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys and even fish!

Go beyond the “Old McDonald Had a Farm” and explore the real agricultural world around you!