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Ag Books for Kids winners announced

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

“Sharing our stories as farmers and ranchers is more important in today’s day and age than ever,” said Raenell Taylor, Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) Promotions Sub-Committee chair. “The ‘Ag Books for Kids’ program gives us an opportunity to make a difference for agriculture in Wyoming.”

Students from across Wyoming learned more about agriculture again this year and were recently recognized for their participation in the 2018 WyFB YF&R “Ag Books for Kids” contests.  

The 2018 contests included a coloring contest for kindergarten and first grade, poster contest for second and third graders and a creative writing contest for fourth and fifth graders.

The state winners of the three contests all received a $50 gift card from WyFB and an agriculture book titled Ranching: It’s All About Family signed by Gov. Matt Mead. The state runners-up in each of the contests received a $25 gift card from WyFB and an agriculture book.

Mountain View Elementary first grader Dawson Hutchings was the state winner of the coloring contest. Lilliann Otto, a first grader at Laura Irwin Elementary in Basin, was the state runner-up.

LaGrange Elementary third grader Packard Carson, of Goshen County, won the state poster contest. The state runner-up was Dylan Chamley, a second grader from Dubois Elementary.

Crook County fourth grader Jaylin Mills won the creative writing contest. Mills is a student at Sundance Elementary School. Angel Villegas of Crook County was the state runner-up.  

Visit to see entries from the winners.

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