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Pigskin Poetry Contest Announced

Meijer and Johnsonville Sausage are giving their customers an opportunity to get their creative juices flowing – and a chance to win a football fan's ultimate tailgate package – with a football-themed poetry contest, entitled "Meijer Pigskin Poetry." The contest invites participants to go to the Meijer Facebook page, , and create a fun football-themed poem in 30 words or less through February 4, the eve of the Super Bowl.

Kevin Brown, chief marketing officer for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer, believes – this provides a fun and unique way for our customers to showcase their creative prose through digital and social channels. Plus, we know this is right up their alley with things they love: Facebook, football and grilling.

Voting is available through Facebook and the top 10 vote-getters will receive the grand prize package, including a portable grill, gourmet grilling kit, grill mitt, apron, a variety of Johnsonville bratwurst and a flat screen TV. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.