Are you ready to share your farm’s story with all of Iowa? Iowa Corn’s Warm Welcomes from the Farm is teaming up with the Iowa Food and Family Project’s Fresh Pickings magazine to do just that. Dig out those old black and white photos and tell us a short description of your farm and family’s history with Iowa soil. It’s ok to be short… for now! If chosen, we will do a full interview and allow you to elaborate on your story. Not only will you be featured in the magazine that finds its way to over 20,000 Iowans households you will also have the chance to win a $1000 cash prize.
Did your great grandfather start your family legacy by milking cows, but you are proud of the row crop operation it has evolved into today? Do your childhood memories include riding in the combine with your grandfather and bringing meals to the field with your mom? Did your best friend live on a farm and you have memories of baling hay, picking up rocks or other fun jobs on the farm? Maybe you are lucky enough to grow up a farm kid and are excited to enter the agriculture industry on the business side of things! No matter your story we want to hear it and how proud you are of your Iowa agricultural roots. Learn how to enter below.
Submit a 550-word or less essay including the history of your family farm and farm story. We want to hear about your roots, who’s involved with the farming operation, past involvement, and why Iowa ag is important to you.
Photo submission is encouraged and highly recommended! If possible, we would love to see farm photos from any and all generations.
Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30th.
$1000 cash prize
You and your family farm will be featured in the Fresh Pickings Magazine. This is your chance to share your families farm story story to all of Iowa and put a face to the farmer!