Brittany Plachecki a student at the Kansas City Art Institute has been selected the winner of the Official Natinal Ag Day poster contest.
The Agriculture Council of America and Meredith AgriMedia are co-sponsors of the contest, which started last year as an annual levent.
Plachecki was selected among many young artists in the competition. The contest theme was Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed. Entries were screened by a nine member jury and finalists were judged through online voting to determine the winner.
Her artwork and a profile of Plachecki will be prominently featured in Successful Farming magazine and Ag Day correspondence. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Meredith AgriMedia. Media releases will also be sent to all Ag Day sponsors and supporters. The artist will receive a portion of the proceeds from limited edition prints and the original artwork will be on display in a public location.
About National Ag Day
National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America. ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public's awareness of agriculture's role in modern society.
Jan. 31 is the deadline for the essay contest portion of the National Ag Day contests sponsored by ACA and Meredith Agri-Meida.
Ninth- to 12th-grade students submit an original, 450-word essay or a two-minute video essay about the importance of agriculture, following the same theme as the poster contest: Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed."
Entrants may choose to either write an essay and/or create a video focusing on how today's growers are overcoming challenges to provide a safe, stable food supply and sustain the significant role agriculture plays in everyday life.
The National Ag Day program encourages every American to understand how food and fiber products are produced, appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products; value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy and acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.