Brodbeck Seeds Donation to Benefit Randolph Eastern FFA: Chapter will use funds to enhance career development education

Posted on Friday, March 15th, 2013

Union City, Ind. (Feb. 26, 2013) — Winchester resident Kurt Prescott’s good fortune at the 2013 Fort Wayne Farm Show is benefiting local agricultural education. Prescott, a Randolph Eastern School Board member, entered a Brodbeck Seeds raffle drawing at the Fort Wayne Farm Show and was selected to direct a $250 donation supporting agricultural education and leadership. Prescott selected the Randolph Eastern FFA as the donation recipient.

Active in FFA throughout his high school career, Prescott says that ag education is especially important in a world where consumers are increasingly distanced from where their food is grown. “Our culture has become very removed from production agriculture. Involvement in FFA is one of the ways that today’s students can experience what farming is all about,” Prescott said.

Chapter advisor and ag teacher Katelynn Harshman said the donated funds will help the chapter compete in FFA Career Development Events. “We have two teams eager to participate in the Small Gas Engines competition. The donation will assist our chapter in purchasing the tools necessary to compete in this learning experience,” she said.

According to Brodbeck Seeds District Sales Manager Bob Purlee, this is the third year that Brodbeck Seeds held a drawing at the Fort Wayne Farm Show to benefit FFA. “Educating the next generation about the future of feeding the world is part of Brodbeck Seeds’ commitment to going the distance, not just with our products but in our communities,” he said.

Brodbeck Seeds District Sales Manager Bob Purlee (left) presents Kurt Prescott with an agricultural education donation. Prescott is directing the donation to the Randolph Eastern FFA.