America’s Farmers Feed the World
DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2020
We’re celebrating our 60th anniversary and the contributions of American agriculture to the world.
Grand Prize: $50 and poster painted on a sign at our museum
3 First Prizes: $25 winner in each group; Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6
9 Honorable Mentions: $10, 3 winners in each group
Winning posters will also be displayed in our museum and on our website.
When the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame was federally chartered in 1960, an American farmer produced enough food to feed 26 people. Today, the average U.S. farmer feeds 155 people.
- Today’s farmer grows twice as much food as his parents did, using less land, energy, water and lower emissions.
- Agriculture provides 24 million U.S. jobs in many STEM industries (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).
- To keep up with projected population growth, more food will need to be produced in the next 50 years than in the past 10,000 years combined.
Sources: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Council of America
- Create an original poster based on the general theme “America’s Farmers Feed the World.”
- Poster must be no larger than 12 inches x 18 inches.
- The design may be in any art medium (colored pencil, crayon, paint, etc.).
- Complete the entry form below and attach securely to the back of the poster.
- Entries must be received by 5 PM on June 1, 2020. Winners will be notified by June 11.
- All entries and all rights with respect to these entries become the sole and exclusive property of the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, and no entries will be returned.
- Entries will be judged on the message, artistic ability and overall design.
- Families of Ag Hall of Fame employees, Board of Directors members and Board of Governors members are not eligible.