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California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Imagine this... Story Writing Contest

The Contest

Students write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events based on accurate information about California agriculture. See prompt ideas below.
Common Core State Standards (W.3-8.2,3)

To Enter

The annual deadline is November 1

2022-2023 Winners

2021-2022 Winners


Buy the book! - Imagine this... Stories Inspired by Agriculture 2023


Introducing the 2023 Imagine this... Stories inspired by Agriculture book! From dairy farming and the benefits of worms to saving a tomato crop, generational farming, and more, these memorable stories highlight California agriculture. Order your copy today.


Get Inspired by Past Authors!

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New Great Reads About Agriculture

California students in grades 3-8 creatively explore where their food comes from by writing narratives. The winning stories from each grade are illustrated by high school art students and published in our annual story book, Imagine this... Stories Inspired by Agriculture.