Minnesota FFA and 4-H members are invited to help design a special agricultural license plate.

As the legislative session came to completion, a specialized agriculture plate passed as part of the transportation bill. This legislation allows Minnesotans to purchase the specialized plate in early 2022. The plate has an annual contribution of $20 that will go to support agricultural programs provided by FFA and 4-H.

To celebrate the upcoming plate and kick off the contest, FFA and 4-H members, Governor Walz and legislators who had supported the bill gathered on August 4 at Farmfest to make the announcement.

“We are excited that students will help design the new plate, which will celebrate agriculture while allowing Minnesotans the opportunity to invest in students through the Minnesota FFA Foundation and Minnesota 4-H Extension,” states Val Aarsvold, Minnesota FFA Foundation Executive Director, in a press release.

Members are encouraged to submit designs as part of the contest. One member’s design will be chosen. Creativity is encouraged as members design an image that depicts the lands and activities related to agriculture.

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Full contest details are available on the Minnesota FFA Foundation’s website, mnffafoundation.org/specialized-ag-license-plate and Minnesota 4-H Extension’s website, z.umn.edu/4-Hplate. Deadline to submit designs is Oct. 1.

For additional contest information, contact Val Aarsvold at 507-259-3586 or val.aarsvold@mnffafoundation.org