|North Dakota State University Students Win 1st Place in Advocacy Competition.
The Animal Agriculture Alliance is excited to announce the results of its fourth annual College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship competition. The nationwide program was developed to help college students utilize social media to share agriculture’s story.
CAO is an online competition open to all college students with an interest in agriculture. Since its launch in 2009, more than 980 college students from more than 100 different colleges and universities have registered to participate in the program.
Members of the North Dakota State University PAS/CCFA in North Dakota formed the top-scoring club with 7,069 total points. The club will receive a $5,000 scholarship and one representative will be invited to receive a complimentary trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the Alliance’s 12th annual Stakeholders Summit in Arlington, Virginia on May 1-2, 2013.
“Every day, thousands of conversations about food production take place online using social media. Agriculture needs to be a part of this dialogue – and that’s why College Aggies Online is so important,” said Alliance President and CEO Kay Johnson Smith. “We are so proud of all of our student participants for both expanding their knowledge of agriculture issues and sharing their personal stories using social media.”
Students are encouraged to continue utilizing the CAO forum and the CAO Facebook page to connect and learn after the conclusion of the competition. The Alliance wishes to thank the 2013 College Aggies Program sponsors who include the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, the National Pork Board, the National Pork Producers Council, DRIVE Magazine, and the program’s newest sponsor, Lallemand Animal Nutrition.