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Ohio student wins national Ag Day video essay contest

The essay contest focuses on how American agriculture feeds the growing population.

March 1, 2019

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ESSAYS: The Ag Day essay winners were chosen based on the theme “Agriculture: Food for Life. How Does Our Nation Lead the Way?”nehopelon/Getty Images

Jacob Kandell of Mason, Ohio, was recently named the national video essay winner in the 2019 National Ag Day contest conducted by the Agriculture Council of America. He wins a $1,000 prize.

The winners were chosen based on the theme “Agriculture: Food for Life. How Does Our Nation Lead the Way?”

The theme presented an opportunity for high school students to address how American agriculture feeds the growing population. Entrants chose either to write an essay or create a video.

The national written essay winner, Grace Brose from Box Elder, S.D., receives a $1,000 prize and a trip to Washington, D.C., for recognition at the National Press Club on March 14. During this event, she will have the opportunity to read the winning essay and will join other youth for a panel discussion on issues and challenges in agriculture. The contests also named two merit winners, who receive $100 and blog posts featuring their essays: Brody Allen Snook of Marseilles, Ill., and Emily Li of Sugar Land, Texas. The winning entries can be viewed online.

The Ag Day Essay Contest is sponsored by CHS Inc., a farmer-owned cooperative; National Association of Farm Broadcasting; and Farm Progress.

Learn more and register for events at agday.org.

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