Marshfield student wins first place in statewide contest
For Hub City Times
MADISON — Five student winners have been announced in the Spill the Beans Video Contest. The competition encouraged Wisconsin 4-H and FFA members to create videos that share the importance of soybeans with urban consumers. Winners in each category received cash prizes and will be recognized at the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair, where their videos will be played for visitors.
The $300 first place prize for students in grades three through six was awarded to Mason Seidl of Marshfield. Adam Christofferson of Clinton received the $150 second place award, and the $75 third place prize went to Annika Waltenberg of Amherst. Each of these three students was also a $100 winner in the video production award category for entries demonstrating the highest production quality.
The winning students in grades seven to 13 were Roseanne Crave of Waterloo, who won the $300 first place prize, and Dawson Firlus of Mauston, who was awarded the $150 second place prize.
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, said, “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.”
To learn about the Spill the Beans Video Contest, visit fyi.uwex.edu/youthlivestock/spillthebeans-video-contest.