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Results from the May 2020 Farm Journal Monthly Story Lead Contest


Last month, the eXtension Foundation launched a monthly story lead contest in partnership with Farm Journal in the Farm Journal Monthly Story Lead Contest group here in Connect Extension. Monthly winners, along with their Extension Directors and Administrators, have the chance to work with Farm Journal to further develop their story and have it published in Farm Journal media. The topic area for the May 2020 contest was about the important work Extension is doing to help farmers and rural communities create, conserve, or otherwise manage wildlife habitat.

@Jeff Goodwin , Interim Associate Dean for Extension at the University of Hawaii at Manoa submitted the winning story lead: Evolution of Screenhouses in Hawai‘i Agriculture. Read the full story lead here

@Lauren Hood, 4-H Extension Agent at Clemson University, submitted a story that was selected as the runner-up: 4-H Wildlife Food Plot Project. The full story lead is available here

Congrats to both the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Clemson University!

June 2020 Contest

The June 2020 Story Lead Contest has been posted and is due on Friday, June 26th! For June 2020, Farm Journal would like to know how you are reducing food waste. More details about the June contest are available in the Farm Journal Monthly Story Lead Contest group here in Connect Extension. Keep in mind, submissions are just story leads - not full story narratives!

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