Farmers for Free Trade, American Farm Bureau Federation, Corn Refiners Association, U.S. Apples, KCoe Isom, Illinois Farm Bureau, Texas Farm Bureau and the National Association of Wheat Growers today announced a social media contest that will celebrate National Ag Day on March 14.

The contest will reward those farmers and families who can best highlight the significance of how trade supports their farm, ranch or agricultural business.

“There’s never been a time when it’s more important to show that trade is vital to American agriculture,” said Brian Kuehl, co-executive director of Farmers for Free Trade, who helped organize the contest. “The pictures and stories we get will help us explain to the public how much farmers depend on international trade. Most importantly, though, this is a fun way to get the whole family involved in celebrating National Ag Day.”

The official rules and stakes for the #TradeSupportsMyFarm National Ag Day contest follow are below.

Win up to $500 in the National Ag Day #TradeSupportsMyFarm contest!

Click here to learn more about National Ag Day.

U.S. agriculture is the strongest most productive in the world and produces far more agricultural products than the United States can consume. That is why it is vitally important to make sure American agriculture is able to sell its products all over the world, according to Farmers for Free Trade.

Farmers for Free Trade wants your help highlighting the significance of trade to American agriculture and the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.

Farmers for Free Trade is giving away up to $500 to the entry that best demonstrates the importance of trade to America’s farm and ranch families.

You must be 18 to enter the contest, but the entire family should get involved! All underage students must work with parents/grandparents/aunts or uncles to enter.

How to Enter:

  • POST to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and tell us how trade supports your farm, ranch or agricultural business and include the hashtag #TradeSupportsMyFarm. You may post a photo or video to help tell your story. Include a caption that explains why trade is important to your farm, ranch or agricultural business.
  • After you post, visit www.farmersforfreetrade.com/trade-supports-my-farm to officially enter your post into the contest by selecting your social media platform and providing your contact information.

The contest begins March 12 and entries must be received by March 26.

Winners for first ($500), second ($300) and third ($200) places will be awarded.

Entries will be voted on by participating agricultural organizations, and the winner will be announced April 5.

Click here for full contest rules.

For more information on Farmers for Free Trade, click here.