Youth Development

COMMUNITY-Youth Development

Being an agricultural company we partner with organizations like the Future Farmers of America, 4-H and other youth organizations to encourage young people to consider pursuing careers in agriculture and agribusiness because we believe that these fields offer many exciting and rewarding career possibilities.

Because we believe in supporting young people who show an interest in agriculture we have made significant financial contributions to FFA summer camps, co-sponsored national FFA events, sponsored 4-H Farm to Table Week as well as 4-H livestock judging contests and we support the 4-H Foundation.

In order to help youth become more aware of the importance of the natural environment we also support environmental summer camps where they learn about nature and things they can do to help protect the environment. We actively encourage youth in our communities to become involved in environmental learning opportunities like World Water Monitoring Challenge where they take samples from local streams, lakes and rivers to assess water quality.