Jones wins conservation contest

Abbe Jones of Knox Central High School has won the Area 7 2014 Conservation Writing and Art Contest.

Photo submitted Abbie Jones accepts her Area 7 Conservation Writing and Art Contest certificate and Kentucky Farm Bureau check from Linda Davidson, Administrative Secretary, Knox County Conservation District.
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Abbe Jones accepts her Area 7 Conservation Writing and Art Contest certificate and Kentucky Farm Bureau check from Linda Davidson, Administrative Secretary, Knox County Conservation District.

The Conservation Writing and Art Contest is a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts and this year is themed around the topic of soil conservation.

Students, grades 6-12 participate in the writing and grades 1-5 participate in the art. Each county in the state of Kentucky has a contest each year with schools participating, schools send top three writings and art to the conservation district where one winner is chosen from each school, then county winners are chosen from top winners of schools.

The county winners are sent to the state level where area winners and State winners are chosen. There are nine areas in Kentucky and Area 7 has 15 counties. On the local (county) level prize money and certificates are given to students by the conservation district. Kentucky Farm Bureau gives prize money and certificates to Area and State Winners.