CropLife America (CLA) is challenging agriculture advocates to paint their thumbs green this August and post a photo on Twitter. Officially launched on August 1, the Green Thumb Challenge contest encourages participants to show their support for today’s farmers and the many methods they use to feed communities across the U.S. in an environmentally sustainable way. Everyone is encouraged to give a thumbs up for agriculture and show CLA their green thumb by following a few simple steps:

1.    Read the contest guidelines and rules;
2.    View sample photos and gif for inspiration;
3.    Take a photo of your green thumb supporting agricuture;
4.    Tweet @CropLifeAmerica, upload your photo and use #GreenThumbContest in your tweet.

“Agriculture not only touches all of us, it keeps our country going,” stated Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CLA. “The food we eat, the clothing we wear, the renewable fuel we use to power our cars—it’s all dependent on agriculture. The Green Thumb Challenge contest helps people give both a literal as well as a figurative ‘thumbs-up’ to our nation’s farmers and all who work to grow the resources our nation needs. At CropLife America, we support all types and forms of agriculture, as well as the continual development of crop protection technologies to grow crops more efficiently and improve agriculture’s environmental footprint. Together, we can continue to build one of the most advanced agricultural systems in the world.”

Contest participants are encouraged to be creative and use props or expand on other ideas in the photos they post, while following the contest rules. For each #GreenThumbContest submission, CLA will donate $1 to the Food Recovery Network, an organization that unites students across the country to fight food waste and hunger. Through the work of the Food Recovery Network, 814,325 pounds of food have been donated to people who are hungry. The winner of the Green Thumb Challenge will also win an Apple Watch. Read the complete guidelines online.