Red Deer County is giving teens an opportunity to air their views on agricultural sustainability.
A contest aimed at youth 13 to 18 years asks them to either write an article or record a video on the topic: Why does sustainability matter to Red Deer County farmers?
There is no fee to enter, and winners will be selected from two categories: senior (ages 16 to 18) and junior (ages 13 to 15), with runner-up prizes as well.
“The goal of the new award program is to inspire Red Deer County youths, aged 13 to 18 years, to talk to their farming neighbours, and members of the farming community about agriculture,” says agricultural services manager Cody McIntosh.
“Agriculture is the heart of our county and we want youth, especially those without agriculture experience, to learn about how important it is to their future, as well as how the agriculture industry is changing with new technologies and farming advances.”
The deadline for submissions is Nov 15.