JACKSON, Mich. -

A Jackson woman is the winner of a "Free Groceries for a Year" contest that was aimed at educating Michigan residents about agriculture.

The Michigan Ag Council says Miranda Lindsey was awarded $5,000 in grocery gift cards on Tuesday during an event at Choate Dairy Farm in the southern Michigan community of Cement City.

The contest was part of the Michigan Farmers Feed US program.The effort also sought to help Michigan shoppers connect with local farmers.

The Ag Council says Lindsey was selected at random from more than 50,000 sweepstakes registrations received online starting in July.