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MADISON – Three Colfax Elementary students are among the winners of this year’s Wisconsin “Ag in the Classroom” drawing contest including two of which took first-place awards.
Colfax’s Leah Walbrandt, the 9-year-old daughter of Kayla Bresina, placed first in the 7 to 9 year-old age group and Lily Lansin, 10, the daughter of William and Sherri Lansin, won the 10 to 12-year-old age division while June Tschida also 10, the daughter of Kyle and Ashley Tschida, was a runner-up in the 10 to 12-year-old age division. All three girls are fourth graders.
More than 160 entries were received for the Wisconsin “Ag in the Classroom” Program of the National Ag Day drawing contest.
One winner was selected in each of the age categories: 6 and younger, 7 to 9 and 10 to12. All participants received an Ag in the Classroom resource with the winner in each category receiving a book about agriculture. Entries were judged by members of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee.
The winners were:
• Age 6 and under: Brooklyn, age 6, of Balsam Lake
• Age 7 to 9: Leah Walbrandt, age 9 of Colfax
• Age 10 to 12: Lily Lansin, age 10, of Colfax
• Age 6 and under: Abigail, age 6, of Brillion and Ella, age 5, of Fort Atkinson
• Age 7 to 9: Lilly, age 9, of Omro and Serena, age 8, of Holmen
• Age 10 to 12: Garrett, age 11, of Clinton and June Tschida, age 10, of Colfax
National Ag Day was celebrated on March 24. This year, many activities were canceled or done virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom conducted the Ag Day drawing contest along with encouraging volunteers to read to students or connect through other activities virtually.
Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is a program to help students K-12 understand the importance of agriculture. The program is coordinated by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with funding from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation, other agricultural groups and a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Learn more at wisagclassroom.org.