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GROWMARK expands FFA essay contest to all 50 states


Over the past almost 30 years, GROWMARK’s annual FFA Essay Contest has been limited to only certain FFA members, most recently those high-schooler who are members in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. This time around, that changes: GROWMARK System has expanded eligibility for the 2022 FFA Essay Contest to the entire United States. 

The theme for the 2022 Essay Contest is: “What, in your opinion, has changed for the better in the agricultural industry as a result of the pandemic?” You can enter the contest by clicking here.

This is the 29th year for the program, sponsored by the GROWMARK System and FS member cooperatives, in conjunction with state FFA leaders, to help young people develop their writing skills, learn about current issues affecting agriculture, and understand the unique role of cooperatives.

The deadline for all submissions is midnight Central time on Oct. 29, 2021. Additional program details have been sent to agriculture teachers and are online at www.growmark.com.

One national winner will receive a $1000 award, and their FFA chapter will receive $750. Four national runners-up will each receive $500, and their chapters will receive $300. States with at least 25 essays submitted will also have a state winner selected. Each school may submit one essay.

Click here to see the winners from the 2021 Essay Contest.

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