LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Farm Bureau has announced the winners of its annual safety poster contest. The theme this year was “Get Out of My Space.”
The contest coincided with Ag Safety Awareness Week March 5 - 11, and was designed to increase awareness of potential hazards on farms and ranches. In all there were 40 entries from 20 counties. There are three categories in the statewide competition with cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 being awarded to the top three winners in each category.
In the first and second-grade category, Mackie Hearn, a second-grade student at DeWitt Elementary in Arkansas County, won first place. Mackie is the daughter of Tiffanie Hearn. Tyrel Harris, a second-grade student at Fordyce Elementary in Dallas County, won second place. Tyrel is the son of Tyrel and Arnell Harris. Rainan Kacirek, a second-grade home-schooled student from Benton County, was third. She is the daughter of Randy and Tina Kacirek of Rogers.
In the third and fourth-grade category, Elise Pinkerton, a fourth-grade student at Lincoln Elementary in Washington County won first place. Elise is the daughter of Matt and Brianna Pinkerton. Addison Robins, a third grader at Gentry Elementary in Benton County took second place. Addison is the daughter of Stephen and Jennifer Robins. Jacob Broomfield, a third-grade student at Waldron Elementary in Scott County was third. Jacob is the son of Matt and Jennifer Broomfield.
In the fifth and sixth-grade category, Ryenn Lawing, a fifth-grade student at Cotter Elementary in Baxter County won first place. Ryenn is the son/daughter of Michael and Keri Lawing. Erik Scott, a fifth-grade student at Greene County Tech Intermediate in Paragould took second place. Erik is the son of Jennifer Scott. Third place went to Kayla Warner, a sixth grader at Fordyce Elementary in Dallas County. Kayla is the daughter of Dorothy Sledge.
Arkansas Farm Bureau is a non-profit, private farm and rural advocacy organization of more than 190,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.