Pressel: Local student wins National Ag Day contest

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:50 am

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2017) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) at the Statehouse this week announced that Nathan Tuholski, an eighth-grade student at Door Prairie Adventist Christian School, won first place for his age group in the Indiana’s Family of Farmers National Ag Day video contest.

According to Pressel, the contest was in coordination with National Ag Day, recognizing the contributions of the agricultural sector. Hosted by Indiana’s Family of Farmers, which is a coalition of more than a dozen ag-related organizations, the contest asked students to consider the future of agriculture.

“Nathan’s video was a tribute to farming traditions and how it affects farm kids like him every day,” Pressel said. “Nathan is a true advocate for agriculture and was able to show how farming is a real family effort. This day of celebration, along with the video contest, helps involve our younger generations in the agricultural industry and instills a sense of appreciation for farming.”

To celebrate National Ag Day, Pressel welcomed Tuholski to the Statehouse where he took part in an event recognizing the economic and cultural contributions that agriculture makes to Indiana. Activities included an appreciation luncheon, exhibits from farming organizations and remarks from Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch.

To watch Tuholski’s winning video, which was chosen by votes cast by the public, visit

As the winner, Tuholski received a GoPro Hero+ video camera.


State Rep. Jim Pressel represents House District 20,
which includes portions of LaPorte and Starke counties.

NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Attached and below is a picture of Nathan Tuholski (left) and State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) at the National Ag Day award presentation at the Statehouse.