The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced the winners of its blog and photo contests. Wanda Patsche of Minnesota and Michelle Miller of Iowa will receive a free registration to the 2017 Stakeholders Summit, themed “Connect to Protect Animal Ag” on May 3-4 in Kansas City, Mo.
Patsche took the top spot in the blog contest with a piece titled “Action, Please – Minnesota “Farm to Table” Style.” “As a ‘city girl turned farm wife,’ there is nothing I love more than connecting consumers to agriculture,” she wrote. “And it could not be more important than it is now. Consumers thirst for information about where the food comes from.”
Miller finished in first place with a photo of beef cattle from her farm in rural Iowa. Miller works on the family farm and uses social media to bridge the gap between farmers and consumers under the moniker “The Farm Babe.” She is a writer and public speaker for agriculture and a regular columnist for Ag Daily.