FFA Ag Ambassadors Help to Tell Ag's Story
Syngenta District Manager J.R. Peterson shares more
Peterson: “They have a phenomenal opportunity. They receive training from top level trainers with the companies that are participating as a part of it. Then the expectation is these young people go out into their communities — whether it is their college, or they may have gone to high school and really work with civic organizations, high schools, grade schools, the local Farm Bureau — anybody really that will allow them come in and have a conversation about their story in agriculture, some of the key points of technology in agriculture so that really their job is to be the mouth piece of agriculture in their communities for a full year.”
Peterson shares why Syngenta along with BASF and CSX sponsor this outreach FFA program.
Peterson: “Syngenta has been a sponsor of FFA for over 50 years. So just a long standing supporter of what FFA does and these kind of programs that enhance and support the future of our important industry of agriculture.”
College sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students pursuing agricultural degrees can apply for the program. All ambassadors must be former FFA members, current collegiate FFA members or members of the National FFA Alumni Association.
Applicants must submit a video presentation the deadline is fast approaching on April 15th go to ffa.org for more information.