Indiana Students Encouraged to Participate in Ag Day Video Contest

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 14, 2017) – Indiana corn farmers want to know “what does the future of agriculture mean” to students in grades 6-12 and are joining forces with Indiana’s Family of Farmers to sponsor a video contest with a Go-Pro camera as the grand prize.
The video contest is part of Indiana’s Family of Farmers celebration of National Ag Day on March 21. From its farms – both big and small – to innovative researchers and agricultural companies, Indiana has continued to lead the way in providing a safe, stable and affordable food supply that feeds a growing population. Through the contest, students are challenged to think about what could be accomplished in the future and how it will affect them. The resulting video must be 30 seconds to 1 minute long.
“The contest is a fun way for students to think about the future of agriculture,” said Kelly Whiteman Snipes, Indiana Corn Marketing Council director and farmer from Rochester, Ind. “We are looking forward to seeing how creative students can be when talking about the future of an industry that is so important to every consumer.”

The entry process and a full list of guidelines can be found at All videos that meet the guidelines will be presented on the Indiana’s Family of Farmers’ website, where the public may vote on their favorite.

The competition is divided into two categories: 6th-8th grades and 9th-12th grades. The entry deadline is Feb. 27, 2017. Entries will be judged on how well the video conveys the theme; the video’s ability to gain attention and make a lasting impression; overall quality, including characteristics such as creativity, uniqueness, accuracy, persuasiveness, clarity, and visual and audio production; and popular vote.

A first, second and third prize will be awarded in each category. First place receives a GoPro Hero+ video camera. Second place wins $150, while third place will receive $50. All winners will be invited to attend a special recognition ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse on March 21 in celebration of National Ag Day.

About Indiana Corn Marketing Council: The Indiana Corn Marketing Council was established by the Indiana General Assembly to promote the interest of corn growers in the state and manage corn checkoff funds. The Council is composed of 17 voting producer directors and seven appointed industry, and government representatives. For more information, visit
About Indiana’s Family of Farmers: Indiana’s Family of Farmers was formed in 2009 to raise awareness that Indiana’s farmers are among the top producers of grains, produce and meats you eat every day.  We believe that quality farming means quality food that is good for you, your families and the environment. That’s our promise: Food for your family, from our family. Learn more at