Animal Ag Alliance’s College Aggies Online program participants this week turned their eyes to chicken and socially sharing chicken facts. Each week students competing in College Aggies Online complete assignments and participate in webinars to help enhance their communication and advocacy skills. Assignments include: writing a blog post, designing an infographic, surveying fellow students about agriculture issues, and much more. Students also create social media content to share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #CAO17.

NCC’s Kourtney Determan was this week’s mentor, teaching about infographics as well as broiler chicken production. The featured social platform was Twitter, where participants were active all week before submitting their top post for judging. Chicken Check In featured as a resource for students to learn more about chicken production as well as a provider of shareable content.

At the end of the competition, the top three individuals and clubs with the most points will win the following scholarships:

First place: $2,500
Second place: $1,000
Third place: $500
In addition to the overall winners, a weekly winner will be selected from the individual competition to receive $100 for submitting the best assignment. For the club competition, a winner will be named for each challenge to receive $250 at the end of the program.