Calling all FFA members!

Young farmers and ranchers are an important audience for USFRA. We are engaging today’s “next generation of farmers and ranchers,” – FFA members -- via an essay sweepstakes timed in conjunction with FFA Week (Feb. 17-22).

Starting Feb. 18, FFA members are encouraged to draft and post a brief social media friendly “essay” (no more than 400 words) that starts with the writing prompt, “I am the future…” This post should incorporate #FarmlandFilm and describe the role they can play in the future of agriculture. We are looking for FFA members in grades 9-12, aged 13-18 to participate!

Once the post is made, entrants must fill out an application form. An entry will be selected at random on or around March 5 to receive an all-expense paid trip for the winning FFA member and two guests to Washington, D.C., for Ag Day.

During this trip, the winner and guests will also have the chance to attend an invite-only, sneak peak of Farmland, a film by James Moll, which gives an up close and personal look at six farmers and ranchers who are taking generational responsibility for the running of their family business.

We look forward to reading the ideas that FFA members have for the future of farming and ranching!