Syngenta donates $16,400 to local FFA chapters

Donations will support training, programming and community development for future leaders in American agriculture

GREENSBORO, N.C., USA, Dec. 11, 2019 – Syngenta is donating $16,400 to local chapters of the National FFA® Organization to support ongoing training and programming for future agricultural leaders. This support comes at an important time for the ag industry, as the number of open agricultural jobs continues to outpace the number of educated professionals available to fill them.

“Syngenta takes pride in its support of local ag communities, especially as the need for educated agriculture professionals continues to grow,” says Ann Rengel, Syngenta customer event and trade show lead. “Donations like these directly support the students who represent the future of American agriculture, providing them with education and resources to further their involvement in the ag industry.”

The donation amount is based on the number of visitors who registered at Syngenta field events hosted at the company’s Grow More™ Experience and Golden Harvest® Agronomy in Action sites this year. Site hosts encouraged all event attendees to complete a digital registration form, and for every form completed with a valid, personal email address, Syngenta donated $5 to that site’s designated local FFA chapter(s).

The Grow More Experience and Agronomy in Action site events provided visitors with educational opportunities including hands-on agronomic trials and product demonstrations. Supported by teams of local agronomic experts, each site exhibited the latest agricultural technology – showcasing how Syngenta seeks to accelerate innovation by addressing the local environmental and economic needs of growers.

For more information about the Grow More Experience and Agronomy in Action sites and how to visit a site in 2020, contact a local Syngenta representative at Syngenta-us.com/rep-finder.

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About Syngenta

Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.