USI students vie for big dollars in statewide ag-communications contest



A team of students from the University of Southern Indiana’s Romain College of Business has been named one of three finalists in the “Promoting the Good Works of Indiana Agriculture” competition. Other finalists include teams from Huntington University and University of Indianapolis.

Teams from universities and colleges across Indiana were invited to propose innovative, creative campaigns to connect young adults with Indiana agriculture. 38 teams, representing more than 200 students and 19 institutions, submitted proposals. “I want to thank all the teams their creativity and hard work to prepare very impressive and professional proposals,” said Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann. “Selecting the three finalists was challenging for our panel of judges.”

USI’s Team Eagle Ag, including students Tailor Frymire (captain), Amanda Brinkman, Dylan Cox, and Wyatt Newman, will travel to Indianapolis on March 24, 2014, to present their ideas. Their proposal focuses on connecting, educating, and energizing young adults with the impact and innovation that characterize Hoosier agriculture. They proposed a complete rebranding of Hoosier agriculture, an integrated social media strategy, and an emphasis on agricultural career opportunities.

As finalists, Team Eagle Ag will make a 20-minute presentation to a panel of judges at the Indiana State Library on March 24. The winning team, to be announced that day, will receive $25,000, with $10,000 awarded to the university and $15,000 split between the winning team members.

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