Winners receive $500 scholarship

In celebration of youth in agriculture, AgStar Financial Services is again organizing a Purple Ribbon Video Contest this year asking participants to showcase the life of a showman.

One winner in each of the three age groups, ages 14-15, 16-18 and 19-21, will receive a $500 scholarship. Contestants will compete for the most votes on their videos which will be shared through AgStar’s Facebook page and on the contest website.

To enter the contest, contestants produce a video that shows how they get their animal ready for the state fair. In addition, youth are asked to highlight either the importance of agriculture or its impact to the world for a non-agriculture audience in the video. Winners will be announced at the 4H Auction at the Minnesota State Fair on August 24, 2013.

The contest begins on July 1, 2013 and videos must be submitted by August 11, 2013. Videos should be no longer than two minutes. Voting takes place August 12-19, 2013. For complete contest rules, go to:, or visit the contest page at: Wisconsin residents in AgStar’s service are also eligible to enter the contest.