This year's theme was "Agriculture: Then and Now."
The students were asked to consider the many ways Hoosier farmers affect their lives while describing Indiana's agricultural heritage, the state of agriculture today and its importance in the future of America.
Two winners, one boy and one girl, were selected from each county and received a certificate. In addition, they then advanced to district competition, where winners had the chance to receive a $50 savings bond.
District winners compete at the state level for an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
This year, Clay County Farm Bureau awarded each county winner a $25 check.