Missouri State FFA Wins Let's Talk Food Social Media contest

Friday, November 18, 2016

Food, farming and FFA seem to always be in the same conversation. And in a social media contest highlighting these important conversations, the Missouri FFA Association stood out as the grand prize winner.

As part of the Let's Talk Food initiative, FFA chapters from across the country advocated for agriculture by sharing stories on sustainability, farming, food production, food science, water conservation, soil conservation and more via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #FFA300contest.

BRANDT Professional Agriculture and WinField, co-sponsors of the Let's Talk Food initiative, selected Missouri FFA Association as the grand prize winner because of their engagement, originality and level of participation in the contest. The organization receives $3,000 to be used for awards, trips, organizational programming and/or supplies. Missouri FFA Association represents more than 25,000 members in 342 FFA chapters throughout the state.

"We are pleased to have been a part of the Let's Talk Food social media contest to help start and continue the conversation about food," said Keith Dietzschold, Missouri FFA executive secretary. "We believe that if we have a conversation about food, consumers will have a better understanding of the role today's agriculture plays in producing and providing the safe and abundant food we enjoy. Thank you to BRANDT and WinField for this award."

"The National FFA Organization helps shape our future ag leaders and is a great representation of the best of our industry," said Karl Barnhart, BRANDT chief marketing officer. "This contest was a fun way to amplify the important voice of these students and share the story that's at the core of the Let's Talk Food initiative. We're excited to recognize the Missouri State FFA as our grand prize winner and happy we can contribute to their future learning experiences."

Join the conversation and follow us at LetsTalkFoodUS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit LetsTalkFood.com for more information about how the nation's food supply is produced and the people who make it possible.

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