Essay Contest

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom offers an essay contest for fourth and fifth grade students. Each year the topic has specific lesson plans, activities and other resources that teachers, volunteers and homeschool parents can use to teach about Wisconsin agriculture.

2020 Essay Contest Information

The topic this year for the contest is “How has Wisconsin’s agriculture affected your life today?” This essay topic ties in with the book Right This Very Minute, the 2020 Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Book. This contest will allow students to explore how Wisconsin agriculture affects their daily lives.

Right This Very Minute is a farm to table book about food and farming written by Lisl H. Detlefsen.

For Teachers

Teachers in Brown County interested in finding out more information can go to the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom website under the Essay Contest tab to find out more. If you would like our Dairy Ambassador team to present this topic to your fourth and fifth grade classes, please email us at We would be happy to help!