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August 27, 2014 | Animal Agriculture Alliance

Tyson Foods to Sponsor College Aggies Online for Second Straight Year

College social media and community outreach competition kicks off September 8

 For the second year, the Animal Agriculture Alliance is pleased to welcome Tyson Foods, Inc. as a sponsor of its annual College Aggies Online (CAO)scholarship program. CAO, an agriculture outreach and education scholarship competition, will launch September 8, 2014 for the sixth year.   
“The entire Tyson Foods team added so much vivacity, expertise and positivity to the College Aggies Program,” said Alliance Vice President Emily Meredith. “From donating a truckload of protein to the club--Montana State University Collegiate Stockgrowers--that collected the most food during the ‘Give Back’ challenge, to hosting the winners at their Arkansas headquarters, to interacting with the participants on Twitter—the Tyson team does it all and we’re grateful for the contributions they’ve made to this program.”
Hear from our 2013 CAO winners about their favorite challenges and assignments, the importance of social media, and the impact that CAO has had on their college careers. 
Tyson Foods has a long history of generously contributing to programs that focus on five main areas: hunger relief, health and human services, education, community development and the military. “We’re always looking for new ways to talk about what it’s going to take to feed the world—and that’s modern agriculture,” said Tyson Foods’ director of social media Jack Pate. “Working with the Animal Agriculture Alliance helps us to do that by engaging with young people about where food comes from while also addressing the seriousness of hunger in this country.”

The CAO program, which began in 2009, is designed to enable college students with an interest in agriculture to become confident, proactive and creative communicators using social media tools.
For more information or to sign up to compete in this fall’s program, please visit the Alliance website


About the Alliance:

The Animal Agriculture Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a broad-based coalition of individual farmers and ranchers, producer organizations, veterinarians, scientists, suppliers, packer-processors, private industry and retailers. The Alliance's mission is to communicate the important role of animal agriculture to our nation's economy, productivity, vitality, security and that animal well-being is central to producing safe, high-quality, affordable food and other products essential to our daily lives. Find the Alliance on FacebookTwitterYoutube and Pinterest.
About Tyson Foods: 

 Foods, Inc. (NYSE:  TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500.  The company was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to be involved with son Don Tyson leading the company for many years and grandson John H. Tyson serving as the current Chairman of the Board of Directors. Tyson Foods produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves.  The company provides products and services to customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries.  It has approximately 115,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world.  Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members.  The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.

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