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Graduate student wins USDA essay contest on agriculture's challenges

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
January 28, 2014

Megan Holmes

Megan Holmes

Megan Holmes, a master’s student in the Agricultural Education Program at Texas State University, has won an essay contest organized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of their student diversity program.

Holmes' essay was written on "The Greatest Challenge Facing Agriculture Over the Next 5 Years." As a winner of this contest, Holmes is one of 10 graduate students nationwide invited to attend the USDA’s 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Va., Feb. 20-21.

The USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum provides producers, policymakers, business, government and industry leaders with a unique opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and discuss issues that are at the forefront of America’s agriculture. The USDA's student diversity program is designed to expose students to contemporary agribusiness, future trends, scientific research, and agricultural policy in today's real world environment.