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Student video competition, ‘Talk To Your State Senator’

HARRISBURG — State Sen. Gene Yaw is encouraging middle and high school students across Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties to share their ideas about how to support agriculture in Pennsylvania as part of the third annual “Talk To Your State Senator” statewide video competition.

“This year’s competition challenges students to produce a video that includes ideas about how to ensure the agriculture industry will have a bright future in Pennsylvania,” Yaw said. “Agriculture is the state’s top industry and a major part of the state and local economies, but the industry faces a variety of challenges based on market conditions and the number of farmers who are expected to retire during the next decade.”

The contest is open to Pennsylvania sixth- to 12th-grade students in public school, private school and home school. Participants are encouraged to submit video entries of no longer than three minutes that promote the future of farming.

Ten thousand dollars in prizes will be awarded through the PA 529 college savings program. Prizes will be deposited into a college savings account in the winner(s) name. Videos will be judged based on creativity, content and effectiveness of message delivery. The contest will remain open through Jan. 31. Winners will be announced in May.

For more information, visit www.legis.state.pa.us/talk-to-your-state-senator/.

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