(6/5/12) A fifth-grader from western Wisconsin has won a statewide essay contest on the importance of agriculture. Daniella Warner of the Saint Peter-and-Paul School in Independence was among 18-hundred-31 entrants in the annual “Ag-in-the-Classroom” contest.
Her winning essay told why crops-and-plants are important to the state’s agriculture. Daniella said she was born in Wisconsin, but she still didn’t know until now how many crops are grown here – and how important the farming industry is to America’s Dairyland. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation sponsored the essay contest along with the Milk Marketing Board, We Energies, and Frontier F-S. District winners were Emily Gehring of Hartford, Isabella Howard of Clinton, McKenna Bowers of Mineral Point, Madie Podoll of the Plainfield area, Cole Booth of Plymouth, Andrea Spang of Oconto Falls, Cortney Zimmerman of Spencer, and Halli Martin of Plum City.