Elli Rettler, a fourth-grade student from Plainfield, is the state winner of the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest.
Wisconsin fourth- and fifth-grade students were asked to write a 100- to 300-word essay with the theme “How have Wisconsin soybean farmers fueled Wisconsin’s economy?”
Madalyn Novak, a fourth grade student at Divine Savior Catholic School in Kiel, was the District 6 winner.
Each year the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program hosts an essay contest focusing on food and agriculture. This contest is open to fourth- and fifth-grade students across the state.
A total of 1,461 students wrote essays for the essay contest, which is sponsored by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation, Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Association, Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board, and We Energies.
The nine district winners received a prize package including a plaque, books about soybeans, Culver’s gift card, Agriculture Fast Match game, Trivia cards, and “I Love Soybean” mugs. The state winner also received a plaque and gift.