WATCH Tyson Foods to Sponsor College Aggies Online for Second Straight Year

College Social Media and Community Outreach Competition Kicks Off September 8th


August 22, 2014 – For the second year, the Animal Agriculture Alliance is pleased to welcome Tyson Foods, Inc. as a sponsor of its annual College Aggies Online (CAO)scholarship program. CAO, an agriculture outreach and education scholarship competition, will launch September 8, 2014 for the sixth year.

“The entire Tyson Foods team added so much vivacity, expertise and positivity to the College Aggies Program,” said Alliance Vice President Emily Meredith. “From donating a truckload of protein to the club–Montana State University Collegiate Stockgrowers–that collected the most food during the ‘Give Back’ challenge, to hosting the winners at their Arkansas headquarters, to interacting with the participants on Twitter—the Tyson team does it all and we’re grateful for the contributions they’ve made to this program.”

Hear from our 2013 CAO winners about their favorite challenges and assignments, the importance of social media, and the impact that CAO has had on their college careers.

Tyson Foods has a long history of generously contributing to programs that focus on five main areas: hunger relief, health and human services, education, community development and the military. “We’re always looking for new ways to talk about what it’s going to take to feed the world— and that’s modern agriculture,” said Tyson Foods’ director of social media Jack Pate. “Working with the Animal Agriculture Alliance helps us to do that by engaging with young people about where food comes from while also addressing the seriousness of hunger in this country.”

The CAO program, which began in 2009, is designed to enable college students with an interest in agriculture to become confident, proactive and creative communicators using social media tools.

For more information or to sign up to compete in this fall’s program, please visit the Alliance website.

About the Alliance:
The Animal Agriculture Alliance is an industry-united, nonprofit organization that helps bridge the communication gap between farm and fork. We connect key food industry stakeholders to arm them with responses to emerging issues. We engage food chain influencers and promote consumer choice by helping them better understand modern animal agriculture. We protect by exposing those who threaten our nation’s food security with damaging misinformation. Find the Alliance on Facebook and Twitter.

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