The 2022 #SpeakAgMichigan Challenge, supported by the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture, recognized the top 10 high school FFA chapters and top three Collegiate Farm Bureau members with cash prizes totaling $7,000.
From September to December, FFA Chapters and collegiate members engaged with consumers and built up their advocacy skills by designing social media campaigns highlighting designated commodities each month:
- September: Farm safety
- October: Poultry
- November: Wildlife
- December: Poinsettias
From demonstrating a piece of equipment related to the commodity to visiting a farm and interviewing the farmer, offering a recipe or sharing growing tips, our top FFA chapter winners — as well as all additional competitors — spent time laying out a plan to accurately and effectively connect with consumers.
Our high school division top ten will be recognized during the 2023 Michigan FFA State Convention held March 8-10 on the campus of Michigan State University.
High School FFA Chapter Division
- 1st: Corunna FFA
- 2nd: Ionia FFA
- 3rd: Ithaca FFA
- 4th: North Huron FFA
- 5th: Alpena FFA
- 6th: Coopersville FFA
- 7th: Alma FFA
- 8th: Ashley FFA
- 9th: Ravenna FFA
- 10th: Branch Area Careers Center FFA
Collegiate Farm Bureau Member Division
Collegiate members and their chapter advisor will be recognized during the 2023 MFB Young Farmer Leaders Conference in Lansing, Feb. 24-26.
In first place, receiving $500 for both her and her collegiate Farm Bureau chapter was Emily German of Kent County, a member of the Montcalm Collegiate chapter.
Right behind German was Dylan Knauf also of the Montcalm Collegiate chapter and from Kent County. Knauf receives $300 for both himself and his collegiate chapter.
And with a full sweep, Montcalm Collegiate Farm Bureau member Jeff Marek of Montcalm County earned himself and his chapter $200!
Counties are encouraged to check out the amazing content created by our competitors. Consider partnering with the FFA and collegiate chapters in your county to amp up your efforts on social media!
The Michigan Foundation for Agriculture, is a 501(c)(3) governed by Michigan Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors, positively contributes to the future of Michigan agriculture through leadership and educational programming.