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Third to fifth grade:
Where is my Dippy Egg?
Suddenly there are fewer eggs in many households and grocery stores. In the past, eggs have been a cheap and easy meal. Availability has gone down, and prices have gone up. In 100 - 150 words, write about what has happened to cause this problem and how it has changed the way chicken farms work.
Essay Contest: Grades 6-8
sixth to eighth grade:
Farming Past and Present
Farming has changed over the years. Imagine that your family has owned and operated a 125-acre Berks County farm for five generations. Even though there are still many farms in the county, quite a few have disappeared. Why has your family farm continued to succeed when so many others are no longer around? What has your family done to change and adapt to the times? Explain in 200-350 words.
Essay Contest: Grades 9-12
Nine to twelfth grade:
Why is it better to buy locally-produced agricultural products instead of nationally-produced big-name brands?
Imagine that you have recently been hired by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and are part of the PA Preferred Program. The Secretary of Agriculture explains that your main job is encouraging people to buy locally-produced Pennsylvania products. A local media service has offered you the opportunity to either write a short essay or produce a short video documentary that can be used to educate the public about why it is better to buy locally produced products. In 350-500 words, give many reasons for buying Pennsylvania and Berks County products as possible.