Sixth-, seventh-, ninth- and 10th-grade students are invited to participate in the 2018 Delaware Farm Bureau “Ag in the Classroom” Essay Contest.

This year’s topic is “Solving World Hunger,” and essays should identify agriculture as a necessary industry to solve world hunger now and in the future.

The contest is a project of the Delaware Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee, whose mission is to promote and protect Delaware agriculture through education and promotion.

First-place prizes for middle school and for high school are $300; second- and third-place prizes are $200 and $100, respectively. There are also gift certificates for the teachers whose student submits the winning essay.

Essays must be typed according to specifications in the rules. Middle school essays should be a minimum of 500 words; high school essays should be a minimum of 1,000 words. Parents must certify the essay is the student’s own work.

All essays must be postmarked by Oct. 1. Teachers will send the top three essays from each class to: Delaware Farm Bureau, c/o Ag in the Classroom Essay Contest, 3457 S. DuPont Highway, Camden, DE 19934. Students should not send essays individually.

For more, call 697-3183 or email heather.kline@defb.org.