A three-and-half minute video featuring members of the Trenton FFA Chapter has won a state contest sponsored by Missouri Farm Bureau.
Using a video scrapbook format, the Trenton students explain how they are making a difference in agriculture. The video was selected out of six finalists, all of which were shown during the State FFA Convention in Columbia last week.
The goal was to produce a video that best creates a positive message about Missouri agriculture.
"These FFA students are the next generation of farmers and ranchers for Missouri. They have a vested interest in the future of agriculture and the creative energy they put into producing these videos shows how much they care about farming," said Blake Hurst, Missouri Farm Bureau president and farmer from Tarkio. "Farm Bureau congratulates the winners and thanks all of those chapters who took part in the contest."
The Jackson and Eugene FFA Chapters tied for second place. The video entered by the Jackson chapter answered the question, "Why do we need agriculture?" The Eugene video featured hunter safety, with its own bloopers at the end.
Missouri FFA chapters voted and selected the top videos. For their effort, the Trenton FFA received a $1,500 prize and the Eugene and Jackson chapters each received $750.
The six finalists were selected in December and each received $500. One winner came from each FFA district and included: Central district, Eugene; Southeast, Jackson; Northeast, Centralia; Northwest, Trenton; South Central, Linn; and, Southwest, McDonald County.
To view the videos go to www.mofb.org
Source: Missouri Farm Bureau news release