|William and James Thiele, Butler County, accept the 2017 Social Media Video Award (from right) Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President, Rick Ebert and (left) David Bentrem, Young Farmer & Rancher State Committee chair.|
As the average person becomes further and further removed from production agriculture it is becoming increasingly more important to tell the story of agriculture. The State Young Farmer & Rancher Committee recognizes the need to tell the positive story of agriculture and utilize current media to do so.This is a perfect way to get the positive story of modern agriculture out to the general public.
The contest is open to all PFB members between 18-35. These five minute, educational videos will be used to showcase the positive aspects of modern agriculture and allow us to promote agriculture on a broad scale. Videos will be posted on You Tube, included in other social media sites, showcased at meetings and much more! Whether it is highlighting your own dairy farm, a neighbors hog operation or a whole industry, everyone has a positive story to tell and now is the time to get the message out!
Three finalists will be invited to attend dinner on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 during PFB’s Annual Meeting in Hershey, PA. The winner will be announced at Tuesday evening’s banquet. The overall winning applicant will receive an expense paid trip to the 2019 AFBF FUSION Conference, in addition to various other prizes!