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W.Va. to mark Farm-City Week with poster contest

October 22, 2007

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture will celebrate National Farm-City Week with a poster contest for students in grades kindergarten through six throughout the state.

The theme of the contest is "Agriculture - No Farm, No Food" and is intended to increase awareness of agriculture and the food supply. Poster sheets have been mailed to state schools and are also available on the agency's Web site at www.wvagriculture.org Submissions are due Tuesday, Nov. 6.

An award ceremony honoring contest winners will be Friday, Nov. 16, at the Capitol Market in Charleston at 4 p.m.

National Farm-City Week is Nov. 16-22. It takes place each year during the week immediately preceding Thanksgiving Day and recognizes the contributions, both rural and urban, made in providing consumers a safe, wholesome and affordable food supply.

Entries will be broken into three age categories: Grades K-two, three-four and five-six. First place in each category will receive a $75 cash prize, second place will receive a $50 cash prize and third place will receive a $25 cash prize.

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For more information on the contest, contact the agency's communications division at 1-304-558-3708, or visit www.wvagriculture.org and click on the "Farm-City Poster Contest" link.

For more information on National Farm-City Week, visit www.farmcity.org

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