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Purple Plow Challenge Summer Winner Announced

Newsroom / September 20, 2017

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has recognized one school as the Purple Plow Challenge winner for the summer season of the maker-space contest.

The Kitchen to Garden to Kitchen team (teacher and mom Priya M., home school in Port Orange, Florida) was selected as the winner in the national competition, and received a 3D printer and gift card to support future educational investments.

The Purple Plow Challenge site ( encourages students to research scenarios related to food, hunger and sustainability. Students also are encouraged to build their own prototypes to solve problems. The resources – provided for facilitators, students and volunteers – are written by teachers, aligned to national learning standards and reviewed by industry experts. The summer challenge, “Room to Grow,” engaged students in creating a growing structure that could be used in their unique location or locations to help maximize the availability and access to food. Students used a tested design process and shared their experience on Twitter and Instagram @ThePurplePlow.

The fall Purple Plow Challenge contest opened Aug. 15 and runs through Nov. 1. A spring challenge will run Jan. 1 to May 1. Interested teachers, mentors and students should check out the website ( for information on the launch of these challenges.

Purple Plow is a special project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The resources are made possible through the generous support of the title sponsor, DuPont Pioneer.

Follow along in the journey on Twitter and Instagram @ThePurplePlow.

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