The Agriculture Council of America has been holding an essay contest for decades to provide a spotlight on agriculture and the food and fiber industry. Board Member Annette Degnan says the theme this year is “American Agriculture: Nourishing Opportunities”. She invites students in grades nine through twelve to submit a 4-hundred-50 word essay focusing on how today’s growers are overcoming challenges to provide a safe and stable food supply. Degnan tells KZIM KSIM last year they began taking 2-minute video essay submissions and it has caught fire! The council recognizes the importance of social media for our young people so they added the video portion and are excited to see the ideas the kids will come up with to assist in promoting ag! The deadline is February 1, 2013. Winners receive a THOUSAND DOLLARS and a trip to the awards banquet in March, at the USDA, in Washington DC. Submit ideas and get more information at ag-day-dot-org.
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