WVDA sponsors agriculture contest

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is sponsoring the third annual “Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture for the Day” contest for students ages 9-18. Those selected will serve as an Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture during the State Fair of West Virginia, held Aug. 8-17.

The theme for this year’s contest is “The Future of Agriculture: How Technology Can Change the Industry.” Acceptable forms for entry include: audio/visual presentations, written essays, poems, short stories and academic papers. All submissions must be received by July 22.

Students who are chosen to serve as Honorary Commissioners of Agriculture for the Day will sit in on meetings and events with the commissioner, take a

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