Marie Hamlin Earns Top Honors in GROWMARK Essay Contest
The 2019 GROWMARK Essay theme was 'What does the future of agriculture look like to you, and what skills will you need to play a part in it?' The purpose of the contest is to improve proficiency in writing and increase understanding of current issues in agriculture.
STATE WINNER: Marie Hamlin, St. Croix Central FFA
Hamlin will receive a $500 award from GROWMARK, and her chapter will also receive a $300 award in honor of her accomplishment to help future students.
Meanwhile, four state runners-up will each receive a $125 scholarship. They include Chelsea Braun, Kiel; Sara Nehring, Weyauwega-Fremont; Madison Russell, Shullsburg; and Douglas Woyak, Elkhorn.
This is the 26th year for the program, sponsored by the GROWMARK System and FS member cooperatives, in conjunction with state FFA leaders, to help young people develop their writing skills, learn about current issues in agriculture, and understand the unique role of cooperatives.
AWARD SPONSOR: GROWMARK Inc.
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