Local seed salesman and farmer, Chris Staudt, is a national-finalist with Corteva Agriscience’s “Power to Do More” contest.
Staudt was chosen because of a photo his family submitted to enter the contest. If he receives enough votes, Staudt would win $10,000 for the Kanawha Fire Department.
In addition, he will be showcased in a short documentary film showing Staudt’s farm along with the Kanawha Fire Department.
“This donation would allow the fire department to upgrade equipment needed to help our dedicated volunteers keep our community safe,” Staudt said.
Up to ten finalists are chosen based on a photo submission which were judged on originality/creativity and relevancy.
Staudt’s photo shows him with his girlfriend and his dog.
“They surprised me while I was running the grain cart for my family farming operation,” Staudt said. “I am blessed to farm alongside my father and brother and be able to enjoy the simple things in life while doing so.”
The contest was open to anyone who earns their primary income from farming and runs their own farm, growing at least 250 corn acres.
Voting started on June 10 and continues until July 8. To vote for Staudt, which can be done once a day, go to https://www.poweroverweeds.com/powertodomore/?fbclid=IwAR3VDCvH1IzQMAKuOPX7yfzqpEn1C2541vCQ9_eKt85T7pdrEbZydT-dhK8.