By Sean Battles
US Commercial Team
Nearly 200 FFA members from eight area schools attended the annual FFA Training Day recently at Riker Farm Seeds, one of three Ohio DEKALB®/Asgrow® training sites. The event featured learning stations on ag business and agronomics and was co-sponsored by Riker Farm and DEKALB/Asgrow. This is the fifth year that Diane Zyski, District Sales Manager, has been a leader of the FFA training day.
“FFA Training Day is a great way to educate the younger generation about the many opportunities in agriculture,” Zyski said. “Through programs like America’s Farmers Grow Communities and FFA Training Day, we continue to reach out to young people that we will need in the industry to help feed our growing world.”
Zyski said the event also showed the local community how much Monsanto cares about the success of farmers, noting a record attendance of students and FFA school chapters at this year’s training day.
Brad Miller, DEKALB/Asgrow Agronomist, presented on diseases and insects, with focus on prevention. Jay Brooks, Technical Development Representative, and Brian Anderson, DEKALB/Asgrow District Sales Manager, led sessions on row crops and plant genetics. Other session topics included grain marketing and careers in agriculture.
The Bowling Green (Ohio) Sentinel Tribune also published a story about the field day.