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Promoting agriculture careers to FFA seniors across the state

LITTLE ROCK, April 23 , 2015 – The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board invites all FFA high school seniors in the state to participate in the 2015 Ag Career Essay Contest. The contest requires students to spend a day on the job with a professional in the agriculture industry. Each student will document their experience in an essay to be considered for a scholarship.

“We look forward to this contest every year. We know it’s important to continue the heritage of agriculture in our state. We support that effort by showing these students the abundance of opportunities to work in agriculture right here at home,” said board chairman West Higginbothom.

The board will read and consider all submissions and choose a winner from each of the three state FFA districts. Each student will receive a scholarship in the amount of $750, which will be presented at the FFA state convention in June. 

“Career success is included in the FFA Mission Statement. It’s great to see our farmer leaders lead the way in showing these students how they can make a difference in our state by working in agriculture. In addition, they make great connections while working on this project. We’re really proud to be a part of the soybean board’s student outreach,” said FFA program advisor Jenna Guidry.

The contest is, which is funded by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, kicks off on April 20. Details for the contest are available through local FFA advisors or staff at the state office. Essays should be submitted via email no later than May 12.

About the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board:

The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board was established to improve the sustainability and profitability of the soybean industry in Arkansas. The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board consists of soybean producers nominated by various producer organizations within Arkansas and appointed by the governor. Visit for more information.


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