Small Farms Week Youth Essay Competition

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SFW Youth Essay Competition

Cooperative Extension at North Carolina A&T State University is celebrating Small Farms Week March 22–28, 2020. The Youth Essay Competition is open!


  • How has N.C. agriculture affected your life today?


  • 6th, 7th, and 8th grade 4-H’ers across the state.

Contest Guidelines:

  • 500 words  (about one page)
  • Include author’s name, grade, county, and 4-H Agent.


  • Essays will be judged on content (50%), originality (35%) and grammar/spelling (15%).


  • Essays must be submitted to Vicki Wiggins, Hertford County 4-H Agent, via email ( or face-to-face by 5 p.m. on March 13.

In honor of Small Farms Week, the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Hertford County office will host a canned food drive from March 9–March 23. All items will go to a local food pantry. Please donate!