At this year's Farm Progress Show in Decatur, farmers registered for
a chance to win $1,000 to be donated to their local FFA or 4-H club
Jared Maxheimer of Mount Pulaski was LG Seeds' grand prize
winner. Maxheimer elected to donate the $1,000 to the Mount Pulaski
LG Seeds brand supply manager and Illinois 4-H Foundation board
member Eric Yoder is thrilled that LG Seeds gave back to the
community, particularly ag-related organizations.
Yoder said: "The FFA is a strong group that provides learning and
leadership opportunities to students across not only Illinois, but
the country. It is also not your average youth organization. It's a
great fit to give back to the FFA because LG Seeds is also not your
average seed company. We truly value our farming community and are
excited to give back to such a valuable ag-related cause."
Mount Pulaski High School FFA leader and teacher Ralph Allen is
also excited about the $1,000 donation.
Allen said: "The money will definitely be put to good use in
helping pay registration fees at both the state and national
conventions. It will also help with costs for lodging,
transportation, awards and our spring banquet. The students are
thrilled, and we sure do appreciate it!"
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Presently, the Mount Pulaski High School has 50 students in its
FFA and around 70 students in ag-related classes.
LG Seeds, based in Elmwood, is a producer and marketer of seed
corn, soybean and alfalfa seed, operating throughout the U.S. Corn
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