Florida Officials Announce Winners Of Student Hemp Innovation Essay Contest

Florida Officials Announce Winners Of Student Hemp Innovation Essay Contest
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The Florida Agriculture Department on Tuesday announced eight winners from students grades 5-11 who submitted essays on innovative uses for hemp as part of an annual “Agricultural History and Creativity” contest. This year’s contest stood out for its focus on the cannabis plant’s alternative, sustainable uses. The department has worked to support the burgeoning hemp industry, especially following the crop’s federal legalization under the 2018 Farm Bill. It invited students grades 4-11 to submit 500-word essays to be eligible for $1,000 scholarships and be honored at next year’s Florida Cabinet meeting at the state Capitol. Those students have now been selected, though the department didn’t detail what hemp-related topics the winning essays covered. Throughout the months of April and May, students from all across our state submitted essays about hemp innovation — we are so excited to announce the eight winners of the @FDACS Agricultural History and Creativity Award Competition! pic.twitter.com/H8RuKpeuxF — Commissioner Nikki Fried (@NikkiFriedFL) June 28, 2022 “I’m inspired by all of the students who participated in this year’s contest, and I want to congratulate the winners whose essays really stood out,” Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who is also a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, said in a press release. “Their innovative approaches to creating new products out of such a versatile commodity like hemp leaves me with no doubt that the future of Florida agriculture is bright!” Here are the winners:  Anvita Devulapalli, Grade 5 Charlotte Sikes, Grade 5 Mahalia Louissaint, Grade 6 Lena Bent, Grade 7 Isaiah Gabriel, Grade 7 Aylin Osorio, Grade 10  Makayla Guilbeau, Grade 11 Tessa Mullis, Grade 11 A description of the essay requirements explained that hemp was federally legalized, and the crop represents a “diverse commodity, and it can be refined into a variety of commercial items such as paper, rope, paint, etc.”…

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