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Agriculture Youth Ready For Your Votes in FMC Anthem Contest

7/25/2012 2:04:00 PM

Philadelphia – July 23, 2012 – It’s time to vote for your favorite singer. FMC Corporation announces the voting phase of its “Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest.” More than 150 entries have been received from agriculture students across the country showcasing their patriotic singing skills for a chance to win scholarship prizes. Entries were received between March 15 and July 15 and are now posted online at The public online voting phase, beginning today, will determine the finalists.

“FMC is investing in farming’s future by providing these types of opportunities that foster growth for the next generation,” said Rick Ekins, FMC Product Manager. “We are pleased with the participation in this contest as well as the impressive talent from our agricultural youth.”

Entrants of the “Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest” are members of a national ag-related student organization, such as FFA, 4-H or a student NAMA chapter, with plans to pursue a career in agriculture or agribusiness. Voting is open to anyone until August 24 by logging on to to view videos and vote for the most talented among our industries youth. The top four finalists from the voting phase will be announced on Aug. 30.

Videotaped interviews and performances of the four finalists will then be aired on RFD-TV with online voting to determine the grand prize winner. Voting for finalists will take place between September 24 and October 19. Three of the finalists will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship. The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 college scholarship. The grand prize winner will be announced on Oct. 24.

“We have many talented students who are involved in agriculture,” Ekins said. “It will be a great experience for our finalists to share their agricultural story and sing the National Anthem on national television.” 

FMC Corporation has additional plans to invest in farming’s future with the anticipated EPA registration (EPA registration is currently pending) of two new herbicides, Anthem TM and Anthem TM ATZ, in late 2012. 

Complete voting details are available online at

About FMC Corporation

FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial, environmental and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. In 2011, FMC had annual sales of approximately $3.4 billion. The company employs approximately 5,000 people throughout the world, and operates its businesses in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals. For more information, visit

FFA, 4-H, NAMA and any other ag-related student organizations are not affiliated with or sponsoring this promotion. Always read and follow label directions. FMC and Anthem are trademarks and Investing in farming’s future is a service mark of FMC Corporation. © 2012 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved.