by Ben Nuelle
Bayer Crop Science awards Iowa FFA Foundation with a check for more than $7,000 at the Commodity Classic. Iowa FFA won the money after participating a challenge to encourage growers to play the social media Real Yield game sponsored by LibertyLink. Participants virtually sprayed soybean fields with Liberty to see control the Liberty system provides.
Joshua Remington with the Iowa FFA foundation greatly appreciates the donation.
“Great partner in this new program the Real Yield Challenge game we launched at the Iowa State Fair in 2015. Excellent support of our organizations to celebrate the achievements of their LibertyLink product,” Remington says.
Iowa FFA member Logan Bauer says the money can be used for a variety of things.
“We can use this to help with curriculum in classrooms, help students prepare for their career, and also this can be used for CDE or Career Development Events,” Bauer says.
Maylin Westfall with Bayer congratulataes Iowa FFA and other FFA organizations for spreading the word.
“At the beginning of the campaign, we committed $50,000 in donations to FFA organizations across the United States. We said we’re going to rank the donations based on the number of growers from your state that plays and it was clear today Iowa really got out and got the most farmers to play,” Westfall says.
FFA organizations across 28 states participated. The winner of the Real Yield Game was Rick Juchems a farmer in Butler County Iowa. Juchems won a John Deere tractor leased for one year.