The Agriculture Council of America is asking 9th- to 12th- grade students to submit original, 450- word essay or a two- minute video essay about the importance of agriculture. This year's theme is "American Agriculture: Feeding the Future, Filling the Gaps" and the deadline is February 1, 2012.
Entrants may choose to either write an essay and/or create a vdeo focusing on how today's growers are overcoming challenges to provide a safe, stable food supply and sustain the significant role agriculture plays in everyday life.
The national written essay winner receives a $1,000 prize and a round-trip ticket to Washington, D.C., for recognition during the Celebration of Ag Dinner held March 8. The video essay winner wins a $1,000 prize, and the winning video will be played during the Celebration of Ag Dinner.
All written entries should be sent to:
2012 Ag Day Essay Contest
Agriculture Council of America
11020 King Street, Suite 205
Overland Park, KS 66210
Or submit by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students may upload video essays at http://agday.leapfile.net/ and mail the entries on a compact disc to the above address.
Visit http://www.agday.org/ to read all of the official rules and for more details regarding entry applications.