The video "We Built This Country On Family Farms" won the 2012 South Dakota FFA Video Contest.
Winners were determined by the number of views each video received.
Elizabeth Renner and Rachel Schartz from the West Central FFA Chapter received 51,064 views of their "We Built This Country On Family Farms" video that featured them their adapted version of the song "We Built This City On Rock and Roll" in various farm scenes.
Second place was "A Word From Grandma" with 31,623 views, submitted by Megan Dolly, Jorry Lammers and Eric Wolfe from the West Central FFA Chapter.
Third place was "Family Farmers Gangnam Style" with 23,587 views, submitted by Malary McKenney, Lauren Kulzer, Brooke Ollerich and Mykah Wiseman from the Tri-Valley FFA Chapter.
The FFA Video contest was designed to involve youth in the advocacy of today's agriculture. This year, entrants were tasked with creating a video telling the story that most farms in the U.S. are family owned.
The first place winner received $1,000 to use for advisor-approved activities, as well as $1,000 for their chapter. The second place team received $750 for advisor-approved FFA activities and $750 for their chapter. The third place team receiveds $500 for advisor-approved FFA activities and $500 for their chapter.
The contest was open to all high school FFA students in South Dakota. FFA members submitted 19 total entries. All of the entries were sent to a panel of five preliminary judges. Based on the judges' score, the Top 10 were posted on SDSA's Vimeo Account, and the viewers decided the rest from there. The winners of the 2012 FFA Video Contest were determined by the videos with the most plays on Nov. 15.
The video contest is sponsored by the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and managed by the South Dakota Soybean Association.
See the videos at https://vimeo.com/album/1730377
Source: SD Soybean