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Video contest shows that farmers care

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Buckeye Farm News

Want to see more positive videos about animal agriculture? You can help do something about it.

In response to numerous online videos that display animal agriculture in a negative light, a new contest is encouraging farmers, ranchers and others to develop and submit their own videos that portray a positive and informative message about livestock farming.

The “Because I Care” video contest is being coordinated by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Center for Food and Animal Issues.

Contestants are asked to submit a 90-second to 120-second video of themselves and/or their organization showcasing how they best care for their animals. Contestants must also post their videos to YouTube.com. Finalists will be awarded a $500 pre-paid gift card and be eligible for the $1,000 grand prize gift card.

If you don’t have a video camera, Farm Bureau has got you covered.

Each of Ohio Farm Bureau’s organization directors have been provided with a flip video camera for use in their region of the state. Contact your county Farm Bureau for details on how you can secure the use of one of these cameras for your video.

Videos can be in one of three categories:

  • Individual
  • County Farm Bureau
  • Youth Organization (4-H, FFA, or Farm Bureau)

Contestants in the individual contest and county Farm Bureau contest must be 18 and older. Entries in the Youth Organization category must be submitted by a responsible adult or adviser age 18 or older. All contestants must have permission of all persons appearing in submitted entries.

Contestants may submit multiple videos, but only one video per contestant may be named a finalist.

The deadline to submit videos is Sept. 24.

For complete rules and details visit http://bit.ly/BecauseICare



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