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Oklahoma & Indiana Students Win National Ag Day Essay Contests
USAgNet - 02/13/2018

The Agriculture Council of America has announced the winners of the 2018 National Ag Day video and written essay contest winners. The winners were chosen based on the theme: How Will Agriculture Feed the World.

The theme presented an opportunity for students to address how the agriculture industry is working to provide for a growing population. Entrants chose to either write an essay or create a video focusing on how today's growers are overcoming challenges to provide a safe, stable food supply for the ever-changing future.

"CHS enthusiastically supports rural youth and is proud to showcase their ideas and initiative," says Annette Degnan, marketing communications director, CHS Inc., one of this year's essay contest sponsors. "The essay and video contests provide the perfect platform for their visions and dreams to be shared with a broader audience."

The national written essay winner, Rio Bonham from Tishomingo, Oklahoma, receives a $1,000 prize and travel to Washington, D.C., for recognition at the National Press Club on March 20, 2018. During this event, he will have the opportunity to read the winning essay as well as join with industry representatives and media. Video essay winner, Zoey McCormick from Carlisle, Indiana wins a $1,000 prize.

This is the 45th anniversary of National Ag Day. The goal of the ACA is to provide a spotlight on agriculture and the food and fiber industry. The ACA not only helps consumers understand how food and fiber products are produced, but also brings people together to celebrate accomplishments in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.

The Ag Day Essay Contest is sponsored by CHS Inc., National Association of Farm Broadcasting and Farm Progress.

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