For Immediate Release
March 31, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Farmer? Gardener? Foodie? Wine Enthusiast? How are you Farm Bureau? Ohio Farm Bureau members are invited to tell their story in the “I am Farm Bureau” contest. Prizes include pre-paid Nationwide Bank®Visa® gift cards, plus a chance to be featured in a Farm Bureau advertising campaign.
The contest is part of a larger campaign to illustrate the diversity of Ohio Farm Bureau membership. “Sometimes the public is led to believe that Farm Bureau is ‘big, corporate agriculture,’” said Janet Cassidy, OFBF senior director of marketing communications. “In fact, membership includes farms of all sizes, gardeners, food and wine enthusiasts, nature lovers, conservationists and more.”
While only Farm Bureau members can enter, the public will determine the winner from a group of finalists. Internet users will be able browse member stories and photos, and select their favorite entry.
“Anybody can be a Farm Bureau member, and this contest is a wonderful opportunity for all of them to showcase who they are, what they do and how diverse Farm Bureau really is,” said Dan Toland, OFBF communications specialist. “With the contest taking place through social media, it is also a chance for Farm Bureau and consumers alike to discover new connections and opportunities and to take a look at how we are ultimately tied to our agricultural heritage.”
The deadline for entries is May 31. Final judging will be complete by June 27 with winners announced on June 28. The grand prize is a $250 pre-paid Nationwide Bank Visa gift card. Runners-up receive a $100 Nationwide Bank Visa gift card. For more information on the contest, visit www.ofbf.org or www.facebook.com/OhioFarmBureau.
Ohio Farm Bureau is a 235,064-member organization working on legislation, regulations and issues affecting agriculture, rural areas and Ohio citizens in general. Members include farmers, food and wine enthusiasts, gardeners, animal lovers and anyone who enjoys rural Ohio. For more information, or to join, visit www.GrowWithFB.org.
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