The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) has announced the 2019 National Ag Day video and written essay winners.

The winners were chosen based on the theme: Agriculture: Food for Life. How does our nation lead the way?

The theme presented an opportunity for students to address how American agriculture feeds the growing population.

Entrants chose to either write an essay or create a video.

One written winner and on video winner were selected.

“CHS has long supported rural youth education and leadership programs and we are proud to give this year’s essay contest winners a platform that lets them share their ideas with a broader audience,” says Annette Degnan, director of marketing communications and Agriculture Council of America board member.

The national written essay winner, Grace Brose from Box Elder, South Dakota, receives a $1,000 prize and travel to Washington, D.C., for recognition at the National Press Club on March 14.

During this event, she will have the opportunity to read the winning essay and will join other youth for a panel discussion on issues and challenges in agriculture.

Video essay winner, Jacob Kandell of Mason, Ohio, wins a $1,000 prize.

Both entries can be viewed online at

The Ag Day Essay Contest is sponsored by CHS Inc., National Association of Farm Broadcasting and Farm Progress.

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