The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Center for Food and Animal Issues is inviting Ohioans to share how food and farming touches their lives in the “My Ohio Agriculture – What’s Our Connection?” video contest. Farmers, consumers and local organizations such as 4-H and FFA groups are invited to create one or more original videos showing their connection to Ohio agriculture that effectively communicates a positive and informative message. Contestants must upload videos to YouTube.com prior to registering on the official contest site. A single “People’s Choice Award” winner will be determined by the video with the most views on YouTube.com, and will be awarded a $500 gift credit card. A panel of judges will select “Judge’s Choice Award” winners from all approved videos posted to YouTube.com and the official contest site. Multiple winners will be chosen and each will receive a $500 gift credit card. The contest, which will run until Oct. 14, is open to all Ohio residents who are at least 18 years of age. Youths involved in county Farm Bureaus, 4-H and FFA organizations may also be eligible if working with an adult adviser. “Agriculture impacts Ohioans in so many ways,” said David White, OFBF senior director of issues management. “This contest is a chance to celebrate those connections while making a positive impact on the public conversation about food production.” For official rules as well as helpful hints and tips on creating a video, visit the contest page at www.bit.ly/myohioag.
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