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Theme of 2020 Growmark Essay Contest announced

FFA members challenged to describe farmer of the future in 27th year of essay contest

September 18, 2019

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High school FFA members in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin may apply for the 2020 Growmark Essay Contest. The essay contest theme is “Describe the ‘Farmer of the Future.’ What tools or skills will he or she need to be successful?”

This is the 27th year for the program, which is designed to help young people develop their writing skills, learn about current issues affecting agriculture, and understand the unique role of cooperatives.

Students will share their idea of what the farmers of tomorrow will be and discuss the skills and tools they will need to use.

Essays will be submitted online at The deadline for all submissions is midnight Central time on Nov. 8, 2019. Additional program details have been sent to agriculture teachers and are online at

Each state’s winner earns a $500 award and the winner’s FFA chapter receives a $300 award. Four runners-up per state each win $125 awards.

The program is offered annually. Past topics have included sustainability, careers in agriculture, and the cooperative principles.

The program is sponsored by the Growmark System and FS member cooperatives, in conjunction with state FFA leaders.

Source: Growmark, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset. 

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