Jan. 19, 2017
According to Feeding America, 42.2 million Americans live in food insecure households, including 32.8 million adults and 13.1 million children.
Theallows middle school students to help solve food insecurity by creating a sustainable life-size local food system. Students are challenged to research scenarios related to food, hunger and sustainability and then construct a prototype to solve the defined problem.
provided for and volunteers are written by teachers, aligned to national learning standards and reviewed by industry experts.
The Purple Plow Challenge was created to encompass both the history and future of agriculture. The plow symbolizes the history of production agriculture and the color purple represents innovative and existing ways that agriculture is working to solve today’s challenges.
The Challenge will run seasonally and is open to individuals, groups and classes in grades 5,6,7 and 8. The first deadline for entries will by May 1, 2017. The top three entries will receive a 3D printer and Visa gift card.
For information on the, including submission dates and available resources, .