Adams a Georgia Farm Bureau Bookmark Contest district winner

Published 1:51 pm Monday, August 21, 2023

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MACON, GA – Decatur County student Phoenix Adams is a district winner of the 2023 Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Middle School Bookmark Contest. She received $100 for being the top winner from GFB’s 9th District, which includes 14 counties in Southwest Georgia.

Adams is the daughter of Josiah and Tiffany Adams. Her artwork may be viewed at .

“Georgia Farm Bureau’s Middle School Bookmark Contest encourages students to explore agriculture and then create a piece of art inspired by what they learned,” said GFB President Tom McCall. “Students who might not otherwise think about agriculture learn about the variety of crops and livestock Georgia farmers raise as they create their drawings.”

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The contest, sponsored by Georgia Farm Bureau, was open to any Georgia middle school student in grades 6-8. Decatur County Farm Bureau coordinated the contest locally.

Adams was a seventh-grade homeschooled student when she entered the contest earlier this year.

“We’re proud of Phoenix for being the ninth district winner in the Georgia Farm Bureau Bookmark Contest,” said Decatur County Farm Bureau President Judson Hornsby. “On behalf of Decatur County Farm Bureau, I would like to thank the students and teachers who participated in our bookmark contest. The students who entered did a great job of illustrating Georgia agriculture.”

The 75 county Farm Bureaus across the state that held local contests submitted their top winners to GFB from which 10 district winners were chosen based on artistic merit and how well the artwork represented Georgia agriculture.

The 10 district winners’ drawings were posted on the GFB Facebook page to give Georgia’s agricultural community a chance to select the state winner. The bookmark with the most likes on the GFB Facebook page won the contest and drawings with the second most votes was named runner-up.