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Contest draws dozens of positive farm-made videos

Published Oct. 14, 2010 | Discuss this article on Facebook
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Victoria Deam of the Kountry Buddies 4-H Club explains how she cares for her dairy heifer.

Buckeye Farm News

Forty-three videos containing positive and informative messages about livestock farming were submitted by Ohio farmers, county Farm Bureaus, youth and other agricultural organizations as part of the "Because I Care" video contest sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau's Center for Food and Animal Issues.

Eight finalists are now competing for the most online votes to win the $1,000 grand prize.

The videos were required to be 90-120 seconds long and made publicly available on YouTube.com.

“We are very pleased with the overall quality of videos in the contest, and the messages they share,” said David White, OFBF senior director of issues management and the Animals for Life Foundation. “The eight chosen finalists did the best overall job of communicating their messages in a creative, original manner. It’s very clear they take tremendous care of their animals.”

“We need to have more farmers regularly sharing their stories online,” White said. “There are a lot of anti-animal agriculture videos on the Web, and they needed no prizes or incentives to be there.”

Finalists include:

Entries receiving honorable mention include:

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