OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Agriculture Council of America has announced the winners of the 2014 National Ag Day video and written essay contest winners. The winners were chosen based on the 2014 theme, Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed.
Entrants chose to either write an essay and/or create a video 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, Clara Knipp of Tipton, MO will receive a $1,000 prize and round-trip ticket to Washington, D.C., for recognition during the Celebration of Ag Dinner held March 25 at Whitten Patio at the USDA. There she will have the opportunity to share her essay with those in attendance. Video essay winner, Brackston McKnight wons a $1,000 prize. The winning video will play during the Celebration of Ag Dinner.
National Ag Day
This year marks the 41st 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., High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal, National Association of Farm Broadcasting, National Agri-Marketing Association, Country Living Association, Farm Progress Companies and McCormick Company.
National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America and celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. 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.
Founded in 1973, National Ag Day 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.
Learn more and register for events at www.agday.org.