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‘Gen Z Speaks Ag’ advocacy contest now open


Generation Z is a group of powerful influencers — and here’s a chance for them to use that power to promote agriculture. American Agri-Women along with Crop Science, a division of Bayer, announce the “Gen Z Speaks Ag” advocacy contest.

The contest is part of AAW’s ongoing “AgDay 365: Ag Day is Every Day” campaign. This year’s theme is “Love Food, Don’t Waste it.” In the U.S., food waste is estimated at between 30 percent and 40 percent of the food supply.

Young advocates can help change this alarming trend. Gen Z, those between 11 and 23, can enter the ag advocacy contest, which runs through Sept. 30. The entrants can have an agriculture background or have an interest in related topics, such as food safety, food preparation, sustainability, etc.

Want a tip about how to have a better chance of winning? Make sure your projects depict an authentic and positive message and focus on educating consumers and others. The entrants can select their favorite way to spread the positive message about agriculture between three categories.

Prizes range from $100-500 for each category. The winners will be announced at AAW’s annual convention, set for Nov. 6-10 in Tigard, Oregon.

“We are so pleased to again showcase the talents of young advocates. We want to challenge them to speak out and show an authentic and positive view of agriculture. Their views are so important among their friends, classmates, families, and communities,” says Jeanette Lombardo, president of American Agri-Women.

Go to their website for complete contest details. AgDay365 celebrates the fact that everyone is part of agriculture, every day and the contest encourages young advocates to make their voices count.

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