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May 25th Deadline: Farm Journal Monthly Story Lead Contest


This is just a reminder that the deadline for the monthly Farm Journal Story Lead contest is coming up for the month of May on the 25th! In case you missed the details about this contest, I've included them below. We look forward to your submissions!

The eXtension Foundation, in partnership with Farm Journal, is pleased to bring this opportunity to Cooperative Extension.

Each month, we will offer a story lead contest right here in Connect Extension in the new Farm Journal Monthly Story Lead Contest group. Monthly winners, along with their Extension Directors and Administrators, will have the chance to work with Farm Journal to further develop their story and have it published in Farm Journal media.

Submissions for the contest are simply story leads, not full narratives. Farm Journal staff will review all submissions. Topic areas for story leads will change for each monthly contest. 

Please join the Farm Journal Monthly Story Lead Contest group in Connect Extension to submit your story.  It's fast and easy to do, and available to all Cooperative Extension professionals!

The topic area for the May 2020 contest is about the important work you're doing to help farmers and rural communities create, conserve, or otherwise manage wildlife habitat. Click here to learn more about the format, and details about how to submit your story lead in Connect Extension!

About Farm Journal & Trust In Food

Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 144 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors. Trust In Food, a Farm Journal initiative, recognizes consumer confidence and trust in the value chain that grows, processes and markets America’s food depends on a sustainable and resilient agricultural production system.

Across the U.S., Trust In Food collaborates to bolster such a system – alongside universities, government agencies, conservation nonprofits, farmer associations, agribusinesses, food companies and food retailers. Trust In Food empowers farmers to catalyze economic, environmental and social improvements by explaining the why, how and what next of adopting on-farm conservation and sustainability practices.

About the eXtension Foundation

The eXtension Foundation is a membership-based non-profit designed to be the engine fueling U.S. Cooperative Extension’s advancement in making a more visible and measurable impact in support of education outreach from land-grant universities/colleges located in every state and territory. eXtension is embedded in the U.S. Cooperative Extension System and serves on the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP). eXtension provides an array of opportunities for Extension professionals that foster innovation creation, the adoption of innovations at member institutions, and increased impact of Extension programs. This work is supported by your membership dollars and funding from USDA-NIFA, grant no. 2019-41595-30123. For more information on eXtension membership, please visit

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About the Extension Foundation

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