Farm Bureau

Top winners of cash awards in the Franklin County Farm Bureau’s 2021 fifth-grade essay contest, from left, are Broadview Elementary student Jax Owen Taylor, second place, son of Gerardo and Erica Leon, with teacher Melissa Gilliam; Cowan Elementary student Christian Ingle, first place, son of Anthony and Jennifer Ingle, with teachers Alyssa Owen and Toni Barnes; and Huntland student Nathan Jones, third place, son of Sam and Tiffany Jones, with teacher Karlee Davis. The theme was “Why is Agriculture Important.” Ingle’s first-place entry will advance to the state contest.