Westminster, MD (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
4-H, FFA, and other youth agriculture groups entered MidAtlantic Farm Credit's "Live. Laugh. Farm." video contest with hopes of claiming the $500 grand prize.
One to three minute videos that showcased creativity and excitement for agriculture based on the "Live. Laugh. Farm." theme were accepted through their official application on Facebook. The entry deadline was March 22, 2013, followed by a public voting period that took place from March 23 - April 13, 2013.
At the conclusion of an intense voting period, in which the nine entries totaled more than 7,600 votes collectively, MidAtlantic Farm Credit annouced the Sussex County 4-H Livestock Club located in Sussex County, Delaware as the $500 grand prize winner.
"We are beyond excited to have placed first," says Rodney Wilson, Junior Leader of the Sussex County 4-H Livestock Club. "Our club saw the contest as an opportunity to come together and have fun. We will be using the prize money to plan a trip to the Pennsylvania Farm Show next year."
The Peach Blossom 4-H Club of Kent County, Delaware took second place, which is a $250 prize. And in third place with a $100 prize is the Round-A-Bit 4-H Club located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
To view the top three placing videos, as well as all other entries, visit MidAtlantic Farm Credit's Facebook page.
About MidAtlantic Farm Credit
MidAtlantic Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member‐borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production; crop insurance; and rural home mortgages. The co‐op has over 10,400 members and approximately $2.1 billion in loans outstanding. MidAtlantic has branches serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America.