Donation from Brodbeck Seeds Will Benefit Jackson Center FFA: Karl Arnett Selects Recipient

Posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Jackson Center, Ohio (March 26, 2012) — When Karl Arnett of Jackson Center visited the 22nd annual Fort Wayne Farm Show, he expected to learn about new innovations in farming, but he didn’t expect his attendance to benefit agricultural education. That all changed when Arnett entered a raffle drawing at the Brodbeck Seeds booth and was selected to direct a $250 donation to support agricultural education and leadership.

Arnett was one of six farmers attending the Fort Wayne Farm Show to be selected to direct a $250 donation. Arnett selected the Jackson Center FFA Chapter as the recipient of the donation. Arnett was active in FFA as a youth, and earned the State Farmer designation in 1960.  

Today, Arnett raises corn and soybeans on his Jackson Center farm and considers it a privilege to give back to the next generation of ag leaders. “Our young people need support in keeping agriculture a strong part of the community. We’re very fortunate to have the commitment of local leaders who stepped up to bring the FFA program back after it was discontinued for a few years,” Arnett said.

Brodbeck Seeds District Sales Manager Tom Pendleton said that farmers play an important role in preparing the next generation of agricultural leaders. “FFA benefits from the hands-on leadership and support of farmers who prepare the next generation of ag leaders. Brodbeck Seeds salutes local farmers for their commitment of doing whatever it takes to support future farm leaders,” Pendleton added.