The design submitted by Anna Chaplain, a senior at Harrisburg High School, has been chosen as the winner of the Arkansas Agriculture Department's contest for a new Arkansas Grown program t-shirt.    The winning design is displayed below:

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The design below submitted by Chris McMillian of Little Rock for a children's t-shirt has been selected as an honorary winner:

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"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's agricultural diversity among commodities that are grown or raised in Arkansas, including row crops, specialty crops, and animal agriculture.   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.  Orders may be submitted to Brooke Clanton at brooke.clanton@agriculture.arkansas.gov<mailto:brooke.clanton@agriculture.arkansas.gov>.