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LG Seeds donates $1,000 to Mount Pulaski FFA

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[December 19, 2011]  ELMWOOD -- LG Seeds has donated $1,000 to the Mount Pulaski FFA chapter in Logan County.

HardwareAt 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 of choice.

Jared Maxheimer of Mount Pulaski was LG Seeds' grand prize winner. Maxheimer elected to donate the $1,000 to the Mount Pulaski FFA.

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 Belt.

[Text from file received from LG Seeds]

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