2020 National Ag Day Essay Contest winners announced


The Agriculture Council of America has announced the 2020 National Ag Day video and written essay winners. The winners were chosen based on the theme: Food Brings Everyone to the Table. The theme presented an opportunity for high school students to address how agriculture brings everyone together by feeding a growing population. Entrants chose to either write an essay or create a video. A first-place written winner and a video winner were selected.

The national written essay winner, Eli Mittermeyer from Loraine, Illinois, receives a $1,000 prize and travel to Washington, D.C., for recognition at the USDA on March 24. During this event, he will have the opportunity to read the winning essay. The contest also named two merit winners who receive $100 and blog posts featuring their essays. They are Britt Bowersox of Swisher, Iowa, and Kaya Dorogi of Marlboro, Massachusetts. This year’s video essay winner, Samantha, Gerges of Mansfield, Texas, wins a $1,000 prize.

Here’s her video:

The winning written entry can be viewed online on the National Ag Day website

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 and acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.

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