COLUMBUS The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Center for Food and Animal Issues is to invite Ohioans to share how food and farming touches their lives in the "My Ohio Agriculture - What's Our Connection?" video contest.
Farmers, consumers and local organizations such as 4-H and FFA groups are invited to create original videos showing their connection to Ohio agriculture that effectively communicates a positive and informative message.
Contestants must upload videos to YouTube.com before registering on the official contest site.
A single "People's Choice Award" winner is to be determined by the video with the most views on YouTube.com, and is to be awarded a $500 gift credit card. A panel of judges are to select "Judge's Choice Award" winners from all approved videos posted to YouTube.com and the official contest site. Multiple winners are to be chosen and each are to receive a $500 gift credit card.
The contest, which runs until Oct. 14, is open to all Ohio residents at least 18 years of age. Youths involved in county Farm Bureaus, 4-H and FFA organizations also may be eligible if working with an adult adviser.
For official rules, hints and tips on creating a video, visit the contest page at www.bit.ly/myohioag.