AAW Advocacy

Winners of 2019 Advocacy Contest

American Agri-Women (AAW) and Crop Science, a division of Bayer, announced the winners of the advocacy contest. This year’s topic was ‘Love Food, Don’t Waste It’.

Photography award recipients:

• 1st Place – Kayla Beechinor, Sunflowers before Sunset, Walla Walla, Wash.
• 2nd & 3rd Place – Brooke Roberts, Milton, Wis.
• People’s Choice – Molly Stamm, Champaign, Ill.

Videography award recipients:
• 1st Place – Madison Wilson, Urbana, Ill.
• 2nd Place – Ashley Garlick, Swanton, Ohio
• 3rd Place and People’s Choice – Maleigha Huston, Good Hope, Ill.

Special event recipients:
• 1st Place – Cumberland, Barron, and Prairie Farm Agriculture Students, Wis. – Agriculture students joined together to share the story of agriculture with approximately 175 fourth and sixth graders at the 2019 Food for America Program.
• 2nd Place – McKinley Vikings 4-H Club, Cumberland, Wis. – Held their fifth annual corn feed that featured a full meal with corn grown by one of the 4-H families. Included were a petting zoo, ag exhibits, 4-H projects, games, and a car, truck, and old tractor show.
• 3rd Place – Women in Agriculture at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. – Held a community survey on the public’s knowledge about ag commodities.

The submissions had to depict agriculture in an authentic and positive light incorporating the campaign theme. You can view the finalists on AAW’s Facebook page.




American Agri-Women and Bayer Announced Winners of 2017 Advocacy Contest

American Agri-Women (AAW) and Crop Science, a division of Bayer, announced the winners of the advocacy contest and encouraged young advocates to make their voices count.

Photography award recipients:

• 3rd Place, Amy Engelhard, Unionville, Mich., – “Second Graders Planting Pumpkins”
• 2nd Place, Mia Orduno, Chandler, Ariz. – “Second Chance”
• 1st Place winner and People’s Choice Ellie Steensma, Lynden, Wash. – “Ag on the Islands”
• People’s Choice, Quincie Gourley, San Luis Obispo, Calif., – “Oink. Oink.”
• People’s Choice, Madison Love, Rushville, Ill. – “FFA Chapter Officers”

Videography award recipients:

• 3rd Place, Kara Linder, Chandler, Ariz. – “Ag Day Every Day” – View Video Here
• 2nd Place, Haley Ammann, Fairmont, Minn. – “Ag 365”- View Video Here
• 1st Place and People’s Choice, Brandon Roiger, Minneapolis, Minn. – “Ag is an Every Day Hope”
View Video Here

Special event recipients:

• 2nd Place, McKinley Vikings 4-H Club, Frederic, Wis., – “Annual Corn Feed” event
• 1st Place, Students and FFA members from Barron, Prairie Farm and Cumberland Schools in Wisconsin, – “Food for America” program

Pollinator education event:

• 2nd Place, McKinley Vikings 4-H Club, Frederic, Wis., – “Pollinator Week and Beyond”
• 1st Place, Sissy Sugarman, Encinitas, Calif., – “The Honey Bee Road Show”


About American Agri-Women

American Agri-Women promotes the welfare of our national security through a safe and reliable food, fiber and energy supply. For more than 40 years, AAW members have worked together to educate consumers; advocate for agriculture; and offer networking and professional development opportunities. Go to the AAW web site for more information and to join, www.americanagriwomen.org. Find AAW on social media at: Facebook.com/AgriWomen/ and Twitter.com/Women4Ag/ (@Women4Ag). AAW also hosts the “Women4Ag” Facebook page.

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