Students in Grades 3 - 12 identify agriculture products
Contest Support Provided by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M Prairie View Extension, and Smith County Master Gardeners
General agriculture is the art and science of producing food and fiber for our local, national and world population. Food is the fuel of life, which means that food production is essential to living. Most clothing we wear and paper we use comes from fibers produced in agriculture.
The purpose of this contest is for students to learn more about general agriculture; how food is grown, preserved and how it gets to our tables, as well as how food effects our health, and the growing and production of fibers used for clothing and paper that make our lives more comfortable.
There are 3 levels of competition in the contest:
- Elementary - grades 3 through 5
- Middle School - grades 6 through 8
- High School - grades 9 through 12
Agriculture Identification has been modified to align more closely with similar 4-H contests.
- All students who do not place receive a
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places are awarded in each level. Winners receive a medallion.
- Elementary winners receive a cash award of $25.00, $15.00 or $10.00. Middle School and High School winners are eligible to apply for Academic Rodeo Scholarships.