The month-long Green Thumb Challenge has concluded, and CropLife America (CLA) is pleased to award Twitter user Jennie Schmidt, @FarmGirlJen, with the winning prize!
Throughout the month of August, agriculture advocates were challenged to paint their thumbs green and post a creative photo on Twitter. In addition to Schmidt’s tweet, which won her an Apple Watch, CLA received submissions with photos of thumbs painted as farm animals, attending a county fair, at work on a farm and in a variety of other inspired manners—all supporting today’s many environmentally sustainable farming methods.
In celebration of the conclusion of the Green Thumb Challenge, CLA made a $5,000 donation to the Food Recovery Network (FRN), an organization that connects students across the country to fight food waste and hunger. Through the work of the Food Recovery Network, 814,325 pounds of food have been donated to people who are hungry. Stay tuned for future social media challenges supporting today’s ag methods!
Photo on the right submitted by @su_gsoedgar
Photo on the left submitted by @FreshStartFarm