The State Treasurer's Office opened entries for the Cream of the Crop Photo Contest this past Monday. The contest is open for children from 8-18 who are broken up into three more groups. The purpose of the contest is to get Illinois kids out of the house and to see agriculture in a different way than they may have before.
State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said through this contest, it gets children of Illinois interested in the agriculture industry by exploring the farmlands in the state.
Frerichs said the hope of this contest is to continue generations of farmers and keep the interest of the agriculture industry thriving in the state as new generations come along.
State Treasurer Frerichs appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.