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THE STORIES BEHIND OUR FOOD

American farmers and ranchers play an integral role in our nation that often goes unnoticed. The untold, inspiring stories of unwavering perseverance, immense dedication, and unfailing endurance transpires into the grand narrative of what American agriculture represents. With this initiative, AgAmerica aims to shed light on the individuals and families across the U.S. who work tirelessly to provide for our nation. We ask American farmers and ranchers to come forward to share what agriculture means to them and invite community members from all walks of life to share their appreciation for American farmers.

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THE NATIONAL FARMER’S DAY CONTEST

Whether you’re a farmer or just someone who appreciates a good meal, we invite you to submit your story or words of appreciation. By sharing your story, you will be entered for a chance to win one of three major prizes! Enter now through September 26 to be part of this exciting contest and to secure a place in our National Farmer’s Day video as we pay homage to our dedicated American farmers and ranchers on October 12.

AGAMERICA
NATIONAL FARMER DAY
CONTEST

OFFICIAL RULES

1.NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR SUBMISSION TO A SALES PRESENTATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

2.HOW TO ENTER: Beginning on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST through Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST, log on to AgAmerica.com/stories and click on Share My Story for the National Farmer’s Day Contest, and follow the on-screen entry instructions. Fill in all required information. You may enter only once. While you may enter both the AgAmerica National Farmer’s Day Sweepstakes and the AgAmerica National Farmer’s Day Contest, if you are selected as a winner in the National Farmer’s Day Farming Operation Contest, you will be disqualified from winning the National Farmer’s Day Sweepstakes. Use of any robotic, automatic, programmed, or similar entry method or entering more than the number of times permitted will void all entries and result in disqualification. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. You must have a valid email address to enter. It is your responsibility to notify us if your email address changes by contacting us at marketing@agamerica.com

3.BASIC ELIGIBILITY: Open to residents of D.C. and each of the 47 states in the United States except Arizona, Rhode Island, or Colorado, 21 years of age and older as of August 23, 2021, except for employees of AgAmerica Lending LLC, a Florida limited liability company (“Sponsor”), and their affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively "Promotion Parties"), and members of their immediate family or persons living in the same household. Void where prohibited.

4.ENTRY ELIGIBILITY. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and that his or her entry complies with all requirements set forth in Official Rules.

The contest consists of two (2) rounds total. To qualify for the first round, entrants will submit a photograph and complete a survey regarding their farming operation, described more specifically herein. Entrants who are selected to proceed to the second round, which consists of a phone interview with the Directors of both Business Development and Marketing, must participate in such interview the week of October 4 through October 8 to continue eligibility.

By entering the contest, you grant the Promotion Parties a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual (unless prohibited by law), sublicensable, irrevocable license to display, use, exploit, reproduce, and edit, and create derivative works of the photographs or images you submit for this contest (collectively, “Images”), in any format or medium now known or later created, by any technologies and means of delivery, alone or in conjunction with other materials, for any purpose including commercial and marketing uses, without any compensation to you.

You agree that the Images you submit are solely your own work and that you have the right to submit the Images to the Promotion Parties and grant the Promotion Parties the license set forth in this Section 3. You agree you will retain ownership of the Images, subject to the license granted herein. You agree that the Images do not belong to anyone else and that no one else can assert any right, title, claim or interest to them, and that your submission of the Images or grant of the license in this Section 3 does not violate the copyright, trademarks, moral rights, rights to publicity, or other intellectual property rights of any third party. You may grant other non-exclusive licensing rights to the Images to other third parties, although you agree that this Image has not been published prior to the date of this contest submission. You agree that you have the permission of any persons featured in any photograph submissions to submit the photographs for this contest and to these terms. You agree that the Promotion Parties own all intellectual property rights to any derivative works created based on the Images (“Adapted”) and waive any rights you may have had related to same. Where allowed by law, you agree to waive any moral rights all rights of attribution and integrity and any other rights in or to the Images, unmodified or Adapted, arising under Section 106A of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 106A, or under any other applicable law of the United States or any state, country, or other jurisdiction that acknowledges or confers rights of the same or similar nature (collectively, "Moral Rights"). You also agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Promotion Parties against any third-party claim of intellectual property infringement or violation of rights to publicity, related to the Images or otherwise related in any way to your contest submission.

Photographs should portray your farming operation, and must be portrait-style, no larger than 10MB, and must be in the format of .JPEG, .JPG, .PNG, and TIFF format.

Photographs may not be significantly modified. Permitted modifications are: cropping, resizing, color-correcting, removing red-eye, and similar modifications. Photographs containing watermarks, frames, trademarks, and copyright notices will not be eligible for an award.

By entering the contest, you also grant to the Promotion Parties the right to use your name, image, biographical and professional information (including information you provide and any other information that is publicly available), likeness, and survey answers, and, if applicable, interview answers, alone or in connection with the Images, unmodified or as Adapted, for advertising, marketing, commercial, or promotion purposes, without further compensation or right of approval, unless prohibited by law.

5.JUDGING CRITERIA: On or about Monday, September 27, 2021, a panel of judges from the Sponsor’s Business Development and Marketing Department (collectively, “Judges”) will judge all first-round eligible entries received for the AgAmerica National Farmer’s Day Contest based on how well the farming operation photographs and survey answers best exemplify or demonstrate the following criteria:
• Unique characteristics and geographical location of the farm operation;
• Ability to capture and thoughtfully articulate the challenges and rewards of agriculture; and
• The presentation of original, creative, and emotionally compelling content that evokes an emotional response.

Sponsor will notify first-round entrants who have been selected to proceed to the second round via email between September 27 – October 1, 2021., On or about Monday, October 11, 2021, the Judges will evaluate the finalists chosen for the second round of the contest, a phone interview with the Director of Business Development and the Director of Marketing, based on the following criteria: • Passion for the farming industry in general;
• Ability to explain why you chose farming as your profession; and
• Ability to describe any historical characteristics of your farm that you feel are worth of recognition as AgAmerica’s National Farmer.


Winners will be selected around Tuesday, October 12, 2021. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners. Entrants will be scored based on the above criteria and ranked in descending order. The top three scorers will be eligible to win one prize set forth below according to such rank. Any ties will be broken by the judge’s determination adding the category of charisma and comfort in an interview setting for judging purposes. Potential winner will be notified by email and must sign, complete, and return the required Affidavit of Eligibility and Release, Publicity Waiver and Release, and Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk, W-9, and any other information required to complete requisite tax documents, within (7) seven days of the date such notice are sent or such other date set by the Promotion Parties. Failure to respond completely with the above materials within the applicable time period will result in forfeiture of prize and Promotion Parties shall have the option to award the prize to the next ranked entrant. Winner must schedule trip with the Promotion Parties within seven (7) days, and failure to take trip as scheduled will result in forfeiture of prize unless such failure is due to no fault or mistake of winner, which winner can adequately demonstrate, as determined by the Promotion Parties in its and their sole discretion. The return of any prize notification or prize as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. All federal, state, and local income taxes resulting from acceptance of prize are the responsibility of winner. By entering this contest, entrant accepts and agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Promotion Parties, which shall be final and binding in all matters. Expenses not specifically included in prize description are the sole responsibility of the winner.

6.LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering this sweepstakes, entrants waive all right to, and hold the Promotion Parties harmless from, any claim, liability, loss, damage (including punitive, incidental, and consequential damages), or expense (including attorneys' fees) arising out of or in connection with participation in this contest or the acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. Promotion Parties will not be responsible for: late, incomplete, or incorrect entries; an entrant's failure to receive prize notices due to entrant's spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings or for entrants' provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information; technical, hardware, or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled, or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in this contest; by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this contest; or any typographical, technological, or other error in the publishing of the offer, administration of the contest, or announcement of the prize. If, in the Promotion Parties’ opinion, there is such an error, or there is any suspected evidence of tampering with any portion of the contest, or if technical difficulties (including viruses and bugs) compromise the integrity of the contest, Promotion Parties reserve the right to, in their sole discretion, cancel or modify this contest in a manner it deems appropriate. In the event of termination, winners will be judged and selected from among all eligible entries received as of date of termination. In the event a dispute arises as to the identity of a potentially winning entrant, the prize will be forfeited. Additionally, the Promotion Parties are not responsible for flight, rental car, or other travel delays and cancellations, or any hotel or fishing expedition delays or cancellations.

7.PRIZES:
GRAND PRIZE: A paid fishing charter for 3-day, 2-night weekend for two persons over the age of 18 to Boca Grande, Florida including:
• Plane tickets from anywhere in the continental United States to either Fort Myers or Tampa, Florida;
• Chartered fishing trip in Boca Grande, Florida;
• Transportation during the 3 days;
• Accommodation for two persons all over the age of 18 at Gasparilla Inn & Club or similarly valued 4-star hotel near the same location; and
• $2000 for meals, expenses, and entertainment, as well as:
• the opportunity to be featured in AgAmerica’s “The American Farmer” documentary series being released in 2022.
Estimated retail value of Grand Prize: $6000.

2nd PLACE PRIZE: $1000 digital gift card to Bass Pro Shops2 or Cabela’s3, along with a gift box that includes an AgAmerica fishing shirt, hat, and YETI4 tumbler, for a total estimated retail value of $1,125.00.

3rd PLACE PRIZE: $750 VISA digital gift card AgAmerica NIKE Dri-FIT5 hat, for a total estimated retail value of $775.00.
Prizes consists of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. Limit one prize (Grand, 2nd, or 3rd) per family, household or farming operation. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted by winner. Only one Grand Prize, one 2nd Place Prize, and one 3rd Place Prize shall be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All prizes will be awarded. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to the next ranked entry. Only three (3) next ranked winners will be selected, after which a prize will remain un-awarded. Odds of winning are based on the number of complete entries received, and are each prize awarded out of the number of entries received. No payment or purchase is necessary to receive a prize, and you are not required to submit to any sales promotion to receive a prize.

8.CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM: Entrant agrees that all matters arising out of or relating to this contest and these Official Rules are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Florida, without giving effect to any of its conflict of laws provisions thereof. Entrant further agrees that any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or relating to this sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be brought exclusively in the applicable federal or state courts located in Tampa, Florida.

9.PRIVACY: Information collected and submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on https://agamerica.com/stories. To read the Privacy Policy, click here. By entering this contest, you consent to our collection of your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

10.WINNERS LIST: For the names of all prize winners available after October 8, 2021, send a self-addressed envelope to: AgAmerica American Farmer Contest, AgAmerica Lending LLC, 4030 S. Pipkin Road, Lakeland, FL 33813.

11.SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR: AgAmerica Lending LLC, 4030 S. Pipkin Road, Lakeland, FL 33813.

Win an all-paid fishing charter for two in the “Tarpon Capital of the World,” Boca Grande, Florida, and an opportunity to be featured in AgAmerica's The American Farmer documentary series in 2022.

All submissions for the grand prize will be reviewed by AgAmerica's designated judging panel.

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Help us tell the story of the American Farmer by liking and sharing the image above on Instagram for the chance to win a $250 Carhartt® gift card and an AgAmerica YETI® cooler on October 10.

AGAMERICA
NATIONAL FARMER DAY
SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES

1..NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR SUBMISSION TO A SALES PRESENTATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

2.HOW TO ENTER: Beginning on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST through Sunday, October 10,2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST (the Campaign Eligibility Period), log on to AgAmerica.com/stories and click on the Social Share photo for the AgAmerica National Farmer’s Day Sweepstakes, and follow the on-screen entry instructions. Fill in all required information. You may enter only once. While you may enter both the AgAmerica National Farmer’s Day Sweepstakes and the AgAmerica National Farmer’s Day Contest, if you are selected as a winner in the National Farmer’s Day Contest, you will be disqualified from winning the National Farmer’s Day Sweepstakes. Use of any robotic, automatic, programmed, or similar entry method or entering more than the number of times permitted will void all entries and result in disqualification. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules.

3.ELIGIBILITY: Open to residents of D.C. and each of the 47 states in the United States except Arizona, Rhode Island, and Colorado, 21 years of age and older as of August 23, 2021 except for employees of AgAmerica Lending LLC ("Sponsor"), and their affiliates, subsidiaries, and agencies (collectively "Promotion Parties"), and members of their immediate family or persons living in the same household. Void where prohibited.

By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and that his or her entry complies with all requirements set forth in Official Rules, as well as all of the applicable rules set forth by Instagram d.

In order to enter the sweepstakes, you must “like” and “share” the sweepstakes photograph Sponsor post as designated on its Instagram(1), along with the hashtag #farmersdaysweepstakes, leaving that photograph on your timeline or account during the Campaign Eligibility Period. Photographs that are liked and shared without the #farmersdaysweepstakes will not be eligible to win. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and that his or her entry complies with all requirements set forth in the Official Rules, as well as all of the applicable rules set forth by Instagram.

Alternatively, to enter the sweepstakes without liking and sharing a photograph, you may write to the Sponsor at the address set forth in number 10 of these Official Rules with your name, address, and email address, indicating that you would like to enter the National Farmer’s Day Sweepstakes. All entries must be received by the Sponsor by Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST to qualify.

4.DRAWING: A random drawing will be conducted on or about Monday, October 11th, 2021, by Sponsor to select the winner from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Potential winner will be notified by instant message/direct message on Instagram around or on that same date and must sign and return the required Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and Publicity Waiver and Release, within seven (7) days of the date notice is sent or such other date set by Sponsor. Failure to respond within the applicable time period will result in forfeiture of prize and Sponsor shall have the option to award the prize to an alternate winner. The return of any prize notification or prize as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. All federal, state and local income taxes resulting from acceptance of prize are the responsibility of winner. By entering this sweepstakes, entrant accepts and agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters. Acceptance of a prize also constitutes permission to the Promotion Parties to use winner's name, and likeness, and biographical information for marketing purposes without further compensation or right of approval, unless prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws apply.

5.LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering this sweepstakes, entrants waive all right to, and hold the Promotion Parties harmless from, any claim, liability, loss, damage (including punitive, incidental, and consequential damages), or expense (including attorneys' fees) arising out of or in connection with participation in this sweepstakes or the acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. Promotion Parties will not be responsible for: late, incomplete, or incorrect entries; an entrant's failure to receive prize notices due to entrant's spam, or other security settings on entrant’s applicable social media platform, or for entrants' provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information; technical, hardware, or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled, or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in this sweepstakes; by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this sweepstakes; or any typographical, technological, or other error in the publishing of the offer, administration of the sweepstakes, or announcement of the prize. If, in the Sponsor’s opinion, there is such an error, or there is any suspected evidence of tampering with any portion of the sweepstakes, or if technical difficulties (including viruses and bugs) compromise the integrity of the sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to request that the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, cancel or modify this sweepstakes in a manner deemed appropriate by the Sponsor. In the event of termination, winners will be selected from among all eligible entries received as of date of termination. In the event a dispute arises as to the identity of a potentially winning entrant, entries will be declared made by the name on the online entry form.

Note that this sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram in any way. By entering this sweepstakes, you agree to forever release and hold Instagram harmless from any and all liability, responsibility, loss, or damage you may experience as a result of your entering the sweepstakes.

6.PRIZES: One (1) $250 gift card to Carhartt® and an AgAmerica YETI® cooler, for a total estimated retail value of $575.00. Prize consists of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. Limit one prize per family or household. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All prizes will be awarded. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.

7.CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM: Entrant agrees that all matters arising out of or relating to this sweepstakes and these Official Rules are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Florida, without giving effect to any of its conflict of laws provisions thereof. Entrant further agrees that any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or relating to this sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be brought exclusively in the applicable federal or state courts located in Tampa, Florida.

8.PRIVACY: Information collected from a winner includes your legal name, address, email address, and phone number, and is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on AgAmerica.com/stories. To read the Privacy Policy, click here. By entering this contest, you consent to our collection of your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

9.WINNERS LIST: For the names of all prize winners available after October 8, 2021, send a self-addressed envelope to: AgAmerica American Farmer Contest, AgAmerica Lending LLC, 4030 S. Pipkin Road, Lakeland, FL 33813.

10.SPONSOR: AgAmerica Lending LLC, 4030 S. Pipkin Road, Lakeland, FL 33813.

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