Uncategorized | February 27, 2008
Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom is pleased to announce the eighteen (18) winners and nine (9) honorable mentions, from over 1700 entries, of our 14th annual Bookmark Contest. For the past fourteen years, Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom and the Wyoming Weed and Pest Council has hosted the agriculture and natural resource Bookmark Contest for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. The contest is designed to increase awareness of agriculture, noxious weeds, and natural resources. This year a new addition to the program included a new category topic, predators. This category is sponsored by the Wyoming Animal Damage Management Board to raise awareness of predator prey relationships and the interactions they have with agriculture and wildlife in the west.
To honor the winners, Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom along with the Weed and Pest Council, Wyoming Beef Council, EnCana Oil and Gas USA, (Inc.), and the Wyoming Animal Damage Management Board will be holding an Awards Ceremony on May 9, 2008 at the Emerson Auditorium for all bookmark winners and honorable mentions. Governor Freudenthal, Director of Agriculture John Etchepare, and elected officials will be present to honor the students in this special ceremony. The students, their families, and their teachers are invited to this prestigious event.