The photograph entitled “Tending the Sheep” (above) submitted by Joshua Ransom, a 6th-grade Home School student won first place at the recent Johnson County Farm Bureau Women National Agriculture Week Photo Contest. All submitted photos are on display at the Johnson County Center for the Arts located at 127 College Street in Mountain City, TN.

By Leigh Anne Shull

The Farm Bureau Women were pleased with the participation of 15 students from Johnson County in its recent photo contest, which focused on featuring local agriculture.
The photo contest was held and organized in celebration of National Agriculture Week (March 10-16,2019), and encouraged local students grades fourth through 12 to enter photos with the subject of “What does Agriculture mean to you?”
“We would like to recognize several students and their hard work and entering their photographs,” said Leigh Anne Shull.
The first place photo titled, “Tending the Sheep” entered by Joshua Ransom, a 6th- grade Home School student is a delight.
The second place photo entitled, “Farm 4 Life “ entered by Eli Dickens, a 6th-grade student from Roan Creek Elementary is another great piece.
The third place photo titled, “Country Beauty” entered by Sadie Hood, a 6th- grade student from Mountain City completed the top three spots.
A number of students also received honorable mention for their effort among them, Josie Grindstaff (5th grader – Mountain City Elementary), Hailey McCoy (5th grader – Mountain City Elementary), Kloi Hopkins (5th grader -Roan Creek Elementary), Emily Roark (5th grader – Roan Creek Elementary), and Deklan Thomas (10th grade Homeschool student).
Other participants in the contest included Cheyenne Combs (6th grade Homeschool), Jack Csillag (5th grader Roan Creek Elementary), Adam Manuel (11th grader- JCHS), Brady Matherly (6th grader-Doe Elementary), Margaret Morrow (12th grader- JCHS), Emily Orr (5th grader- Mountain City Elementary), and Madilynn Triplett (7th grader-JCMS).
Appropriately, all of the photos are on display at the Johnson County Center for the Arts located at 127 College Street in Mountain City, TN.
The Center for the Arts is a comprehensive art center serving the residents of Johnson County and surrounding communities and visitors to the area who are seeking authentic Appalachian artwork as well as meaningful events and enrichment experiences.
With its focus on young artists, the local art community, and Appalachian culture, the objective is to provide a place for artists of varying ages, abilities and interests to flourish by offering a venue to showcase, sell and encourage growth and learning.
Thanks to the results of the recent photo contest, the Center has every reason to be a proud supporter of the young artists.
The Farm Bureau Women would like to congratulate these students and encourage the public to stop by the
Arts Center to see the winning and honorable mention photos. Anyone interested in joining Farm Bureau Women may email fbwjoco@gmail.com with any questions.