How do you tell ag’s story? Share your ideas with others!

Mar 04 2014

Do you have a tried and true way to share with people what agriculture is all about? Does your family have a farm market or agritourism venture where you give tours to the public? Or perhaps your FFA group volunteers in schools or at the Indiana State Fair sharing with teachers, students, and the public how their food is grown safely and efficiently.



“Telling agriculture’s story: what part do you play?” is this year’s Indiana Prairie Farmer and CountryMark youth essay contest topic. Youth ages 8-21 have a wealth of resources and experiences to share how they make a difference in telling the truth about food production one person or group at a time. Now’s your chance to tell others what works for you in getting ag’s message out.


Essays must be 250-300 words and must be your original work. They should be typed and include a cover letter with your name, address, email address, and home and cell phone numbers. If you win, you will be notified by phone.


A team of judges will select the winning essays with results being announced in the June issue of the magazine. Farm Progress reserves the right to publish any essays deemed appropriate without compensation. The decision of the judges is final.


Just in time for summer break, CountryMark will present winners $250 for first place, $150 for second, or $50 for third and fourth place.


Entries should be sent by April 15 to Susan Hayhurst, 14477 S. Carlisle Street, Terre Haute, IN 47802.


Your story may encourage others to step out of their comfort zone and talk up what we in farming are so proud of!


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