WATERLOO -- Roseanne Crave of Waterloo won the $300 first place prize for the "Spill the Beans" Video Contest. The competition encouraged Wisconsin 4-H and FFA members in grades three to 12 to create videos that share the importance of soybeans with urban, non-agriculture consumers. Winners in each category receive cash prizes and will be recognized at the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair, where their videos will be played for visitors.
Sponsors of Spill the Beans included Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board, Wisconsin Beef Council, Wisconsin Pork Association, Pam Jahnke -- The Fabulous Farm Babe, Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development, University of Wisconsin Extension, Wisconsin FFA, UW-Madison Department of Animal Sciences and Wisconsin State Fair. For the competition, participating students produced short videos -- two minutes or less -- highlighting the importance of soybeans in 4-H and FFA students' livestock fair projects and in their everyday lives.
Bob Karls, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, says, "These videos are a great way to engage urban youth in agriculture. We are excited that the videos will be played during the Wisconsin State Fair. When urban adults and youth visit animal barns at the fair, they will see the videos and hear 4-H and FFA youth talk about animal agriculture and soybeans."