Tricounty News

EV-W FFA receives $200 credit

Schmitt Farms Seed Division together with Syngenta, one of the world's leading companies, participated in a program through the National FFA Foundation for an opportunity to recognize and support Eden Valley-Watkins High School FFA.

Syngenta issued a challenge and made a generous offer to its seed dealers: Contribute $1,000 to the National FFA Foundation, which is the fundraising arm of the National FFA Organization, and Syngenta will match it. In recognition of each dealer's contribution, a local FFA chapter that has been designated will receive a $200 credit from FFA for chapter use.

"Syngenta is proud to partner with many of our dealers in supporting the Rising Sun program," said Scott Desotel, Syngenta's Iowa district manager, "This is an outstanding opportunity to help ensure the future of agriculture across the U.S. while positively affecting local chapters and relationships with our leaders of tomorrow."

Syngenta, with more than 26,000 employees in more than

90 countries. is dedicated to one purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to customers, Syngenta helps to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. For more information, visit

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, peersonal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 540,379 student members in grades seven through

12, who belong to one of 7,489 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.