Looking for Bright Ideas for Ag Promotion?

Looking for Bright Ideas for Ag Promotion?
Bright Ideas

The State Promotion Committee challenges YOU and YOUR county Farm Bureau to find ONE new way to engage with consumers this year.  And to help you get started, we have created $200 grants for all counties who want to participate!  

Criteria for the grant:

  • Target Audience(s): Elementary, High School, College, or Adults
  • Submit a written event plan with goals
  • Submit an event summary with results
  • Submit pictures of the event
  • Event must be completed by December 31, 2019
  • Qualifying activities or events may have been done previously in your county or may be a new Ag Promotion event

Apply for a county Ag Promotion grant.

Bright Ideas 

  1. Host an "Ask a Farmer" campaign at a local grocery store.
  2. Plant a community garden.
  3. Work with your local historical society to do a then and now agricultural exhibit.
  4. Conduct a Facebook live video on a tractor during planting or harvest.
  5. Gather a group of farmers to glean produce for a  local food bank.
  6. Create a garden club with the local senior center.
  7. Work with your local library to make an "accurate agriculture" book nook, or summer reading program.
  8. Obtain new followers on your county Farm Bureau Facebook.  
  9. Host a corn pit at a local festival or fair.
  10. Sell t-shirts promoting agriculture.
  11. Create a county Farm Bureau Snapchat.
  12. Provide t-shirts to county FB members who post photos of themselves on their farm.
  13. Share agricultural facts on your county Farm Bureau social media platforms.
  14. Gather canned goods or fresh produce to donate to your local food bank. (Donations typically go down during the summer, but the need is high.)
  15. Create a YouTube video or video series raising agriculture awareness.
  16. Create a county Farm Bureau parade float.
  17. Bring your tractor to school day.
  18. Host a Chamber of Commerce lunch.
  19. Bring your drone (or other farm technology) to schools, career days, chamber of commerce lunches.
  20. Host a "Moms of Preschoolers" day at your farm.
  21. Sponsor a safety Public Service Announcement before the movies at your local movie theater.
  22. Write an Ag op ed piece for your local newspaper or promote Agriculture on a local radio station.
  23. Partner with your Farm Bureau insurance agent to conduct the biggest pumpkin contest.
  24. Give away a Utah's Own food basket to teachers in your district for Teacher Appreciation Week.
  25. Host a live remote Zoom web conference from your farm. Zoom into classrooms, city councils, etc.
  26. Plan a Farm Bureau prep (and recruitment) night for your local FFA chapter prior to contests.
  27. Be a guest speaker at a Collegiate Farm Bureau meeting.
  28. Serve as a Discussion Meet judge.
  29. Host a Harvest for All benefit event.
  30. Challenge county Farm Bureau members to post a #WhyIFarm photo on social media.

Favorite activities with an event plan included . . .

Breakfast on the Farm

Breakfast on the Farm

Corn on the Cob

Corn Academy

Children in the Corn Pit

Corn Pit

Utah Farm Bureau Farmers Market at Murray Park

Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt

 
Ron Gibson on the Dairy

Farm Tours

National Ag Day

National Ag Week

Strawberry DNA

Strawberry DNA

Pizza

Who Grew My Pizza?

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