SCFF presents Farm-City poster contest awards

Marion Bell and Jolie Baker are presented with their awards for winning the SCFF Farm-City poster contest. (Contributed)

Marion Bell and Jolie Baker are presented with their awards for winning the SCFF Farm-City poster contest. (Contributed)

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA–Recently the Shelby County Farmers Federation hosted a Farm-City poster contest for students in the Shelby County area.

The competition was open to all students in kindergarten through 6th grade. The students had to design a poster that related to the theme which was “Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed.”

According to Rachael Wood, executive secretary of the SCFF, “the main goal of Farm-City is to deepen understanding of the relationship between rural farmers and urban workers. Since 1955, Farm-City committees have hosted educational events and invited city folk to visit local farms for a first-hand look at how their food is raised.”

The winner for the K-3rd grade poster was Jolie Baker from Coosa Valley. The winner for the 4th-6th grade poster was Marion Bell from Hope Christian School.

The students received $25 each for first place and they also won $50 for their teacher/classroom.

In Alabama, agriculture is a $70 billion a year business and creates jobs for 22 percent of the workforce according to a Farm-City Committee press release.