In the News - January 2013
March 1 is deadline for Connecting the Dots 2013
LITTLE ROCK -- Connecting the Dots, the statewide marketing competition open to Arkansas 4-H and FFA members, opens for registration Feb. 1, with a March 1entry deadline.
The competition challenges youth to promote a local farmer or farmers market and Arkansas MarketMaker. MarketMaker is a free and interactive online resource available that connects Arkansas' farmers, businesses and consumers. There is no cost to enter.
“Connecting the Dots is a unique opportunity for Arkansas youth to put their creativity to work in helping promote a local farmer or farmers market," said Ron Rainey, professor and co-director of the Southern Region Risk Management Education Center and the man behind MarketMaker in Arkansas. "And beyond the creative phase, the contest also gives youth a chance to get to know local food producers and their local farmers market managers.”
Entries must be submitted as PDFs.
Last year's inaugural contest was won the St. Paul FFA.
To learn more about the contest, visit: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or register at http://survey.uaex.edu/MarketMaker.htm.
The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
January 22, 2013
By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Extension Communications Specialist
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
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