National Ag Day essay contest open to high school students


Students across the country are invited to enter the National Ag Day essay and video contest, sponsored by the Agriculture Council of America.

This year’s theme is “American Agriculture: Growing a Climate for Tomorrow.” National Ag Day’s objective is to celebrate agriculture and help consumers better understand how farmers and the companies serving them produce abundant, healthy, nutritious and safe food while caring and tending for the land, leading the way in preservation and innovation for the health of our planet and our families. This year, National Ag Day is March 22.

The contest, open to students in grades 9 to 12, is divided into two categories of competition: Written essay and video essay. Both are national competitions. Contestants may enter no more than one written essay and one video essay.

Contestants must compose an original written essay and/or video essay with limited guidance from adults, teachers or agricultural industry professionals. Interviews with industry professionals are acceptable research. Input beyond research is unacceptable.

The Agriculture Council of America will have the right to publish or otherwise duplicate any essay entered in the contest along with the author’s name without payment to the author.

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​All essays must be accompanied by an entry form. Entry forms and essays should be sent to 2022 Ag Day Essay Contest, Agriculture Council of America, 11020 King St., Suite 205, Overland Park, KS 66210 or emailed to [email protected].

All entries must be received at the Agriculture Council of America office by Jan. 31.

The first-place winner of the written essay and first-place winner of the video essay will be contacted in February via email. Both winners will be announced to the public and media prior to National Ag Day. Nonwinning entries will not be notified. To check if your entry won, check the website

For information, email [email protected], RE: 2022 Ag Day Essay Contest.

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