Button, button, who's got the explosive tractor button?

Ashley Hindt, and she's cashing it in for prom hair.

"I drew a John Deere tractor and fireworks," said Kingsland High School junior Hindt, whose Spring Valley Ag Days button design - created in Kingsland High School art teacher Linda Wangsness's drawing class - was chosen as the winner in the annual button contest.

She received a prize of $50 in Spring Valley Money and will have her design used as the 2013 Ag Days button, which allows Ag Days participants free or discounted admission to the August celebration.

Ashley, daughter of Chad and Andrea Hindt of rural Spring Valley, rendered the colored pencil and ink drawing from memory, as she noted that she didn't have a picture to look at and to which she could compare her work. "I like to draw basically anything. I drew an International tractor in ninth grade, and I painted a John Deere tractor last year. I like art. It's my favorite subject."

She pointed out that she chose the tractor and the fireworks as the focus of her button design for a reason. "When I think of Ag Days, I think of agriculture, tractors, fields and stuff, but to me, the fireworks are one of the more interesting things."

She was "a little bit" surprised that her drawing was chosen, though the prospect of seeing everyone attending Ag Days events wearing her design is intriguing to Ashley.

"I like that a lot, because art is important to me," she concluded, observing that she's got artistic plans for her $50 in Spring Valley Money. "I'm going to Chateau de Chic and have my hair done for prom."