This was the 22nd year for the essay contest sponsored by GROWMARK
and participating FS member cooperatives. The contest is for active high-school FFA members in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
The contest is intended to encourage students to develop writing skills, learn about current issues impacting agriculture and understand the unique role of cooperatives.
2015 Theme: "Exploring Careers in Agriculture"
Awards are distributed at State FFA Conventions:
State winner: $500 award
FFA chapter of the state winner: $300 award
To use toward something of lasting value to help future students and recognize the winner’s accomplishment.
Four runners-up per state: $125 award each