Here are the winning teams in the fall Purple Plow Challenge, Cattle Ranch Riddle.
Each team won a 3-D printer and a $100 gift card for their class. The following teams were selected as the winners in this national competition:
- Team: Meadow Groves Farms, Charles R Drew Middle School - Lincoln, Alabama. Educator: Hannah McBurnett
- Team: White River Valley FFA, White River Valley High School - Switz City, IN. Educator: Sam Zuckschwerdt
- Team: Girls STEM Team, Brooks County Middle School - Quitman, GA. Educator: Christine Hiers
- Team: Circle G Ranch, Rosalia School District - Rosalia, WA. Educator: Jodi Heitstuman
The fall Purple Plow Challenge contest, Cattle Ranch Riddle, ran August 15th to November 1st. Every day, cattle ranching families are trying to raise a healthy and safe product, while at the same time, maintaining a profitable business and being stewards of natural resources. Students constructed a model of a cattle ranch that addresses production as well as environmental, economic, and societal needs.
Purple Plow is a free STEM-education platform for middle school and high school educators. Students research scenarios related to food, hunger and sustainability and 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 next Challenge will open January 1st, 2019.
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, Corteva AgriscienceTM, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont.
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