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Ag Day Essay Contest theme announced

Students asked to answer 'How will Agriculture Feed the World?'

The theme for this year’s Agriculture Council of America National Ag Day Essay Contest is “How Will Agriculture Feed the World?”

This essay contest is divided into two categories of competition: written essay and video essay. Both are national competitions. The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2018.

The contest is open to students enrolled in grades 9 through 12. Contestants must be a U.S. citizen and attending school in the U.S. Contestants must meet all requirements to compete.

The National Video Essay Winner will receive $1,000. The National Written Essay Winner will receive $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., to be recognized at the Press Club Event on March 20, 2018. 

The complete list of rules and regulations for this contest may be found online: https://www.agday.org/essay-contest

National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America. ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public's awareness of agriculture's role in modern society.

The National Ag Day program encourages every American to:

  • Understand how food and fiber products are produced.
  • Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.
  • Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.
  • Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.

Visit http://www.agday.org for more information on contest rules and entry forms and for information on National Ag Day in 2018.

Source: ACA

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