Farm to Food Truck Challenge
May 15 – August 1, 2018
May 15 – August 1, 2018
Americans enjoy an affordable and abundant food supply thanks to farming and ranching families. Every year, one U.S. farm feeds 168 people. But how does that food get from the farm to our plates? What people are involved in the process along the way? This summer, learn the story behind our food firsthand by designing a farm to food truck!
Your prototype must address the following needs:
Success will be determined by
Purple Plow Guide (PDF)
Facilitator Guide (PDF)
Student Guide (PDF)
Judging Rubric (PDF)
Eligibility: Individuals, groups, and classes in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 are eligible to enter the challenge competition.
What to Submit: For each team, you must submit the following:
There is no limit to the number of teams you may submit.
Deadline: Challenges will be run seasonally. For the current challenge, entries must be submitted by the date listed above under the challenge title. To submit your entry, use the Submit button on the Challenge page.
Prizes: The top three entries will win a 3D printer and a Visa gift card to help you buy supplies for your next Purple Plow challenge! Medals will be awarded to the winning team members as well. You must apply by the challenge deadline to qualify.
This experience is designed for kids, but must be submitted by an adult over the age of 13. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) prevents The Purple Plow Challenge from collecting personal information online from children under age 13.
Do not include student names, school name or any other personal information in the body of the response questions. Enter school and contact information only in the specific designated areas of the form.
Do your photos need a release? Any photo that shows the face of a student or recognizable characteristics of that student requires an official AFBFA photo release form. (DOWNLOAD HERE).
Here are some tips for taking pictures that do not require a photo release:
Take pictures of
To officially enter the challenge you must click below to complete the submission form. By submitting your entry, you verify the Challenge was completed by students in grades 5-8 and that all work is original. Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST August 1, 2018.
No matter which challenge you are on, a good place to get started is the Purple Plow Guide (pdf) which includes the following: