The Arkansas Department of Agriculture has chosen a design by Harrisburg High School Senior Anna Chaplain to adorn its Arkansas Grown program t-shirt. A design by Chris McMillan, of Little Rock, has been selected as an honorary winner.
“Congratulations to Ms. Chaplain and Mr. McMillian for being selected as the winners of our first annual Arkansas Grown program t-shirt design contest,” said Wes Ward, Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture. “We hope the new t-shirt designs will remind Arkansans about the wonderful diversity of Arkansas agriculture, our state’s largest industry, and of the many benefits to consumers, producers, and our rural communities of buying Arkansas grown and made products.”
Design entries were required to include the Arkansas Grown logo and creatively capture Arkansas’ agricultural diversity among commodities grown or raised in Arkansas, including row crops, specialty crops, and animal agriculture, according to the department. The winning design was selected by a survey sent to all Arkansas Agriculture Department employees across the state.
The Arkansas Grown T-shirt contest will be an annual contest held at the end of the summer and open to Arkansans of all ages. The t-shirt will be available for purchase by the public.
Since 2012, the Arkansas Grown, Arkansas Made, and Homegrown by Heroes marketing programs provide branding and promotional benefits for members and offer a vital connection between Arkansas producers, makers and consumers.