The National Corn Growers Association is kicking-off summer with a new contest, focusing on the benefits of using corn in the feed ration. The Farm to Virtual Fair contest starts today, June 15, 2020, and runs through Monday, November 2, 2020.
“With so many unknowns this year, we wanted to give students participating in their local, county, or state 4-H and FFA livestock shows something to look forward to,” said Nebraska farmer and Market Development Action Team Chair Dan Wesely. “That’s why we are calling this the Farm to Virtual Fair contest. Whether you’re able to attend in-person or not, we want to recognize the hard work that goes into caring for and showing livestock.”
To enter the contest, you must follow NCGA on Instagram, tag NCGA in the post, and use the hashtag #MyCornFedBarn. Participants can enter a photo or video, explaining why they use corn in their feed ration.
“This is an opportunity to engage the next generation of farmers and livestock producers to help them learn the benefits of a corn-fed diet,” said NCGA Market Development Manager Michael Granché. “We are excited to give students something to look forward to and have the chance to win a cash prize for their submission, that they could put towards their future education.”
The first-place winner will win $300, second place will receive $200, and third place will get $100. The contest is now open and accepting entries. Winners will be announced by Monday, November 16, 2020. The contest is open to anyone between the age of 13 and 18, they must be an active member of either 4-H or the National FFA Organization, and a resident of the United States or the District of Columbia. To learn more about the contest and for the full set of contest rules, click here.