Donation from Brodbeck Seeds Will Benefit Lakeland FFA: Sherman Farms Selects Recipient

Posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

LaGrange, Ind. (March 26, 2012) — When Sherman Farms owner Curtis Sherman attended 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 Sherman entered a raffle drawing at the Brodbeck Seeds show booth and was selected to direct a $250 donation to support agricultural education and leadership.

Sherman Farms was one of six show attendees to be selected to direct an agricultural education donation from Brodbeck Seeds, which will benefit the Lakeland High School FFA Chapter. FFA is an organization Curtis Sherman participated in throughout his four years at Lakeland High School.

As a farmer, Sherman says it’s important to give back to tomorrow’s agricultural leaders. “We need to keep young people involved in farming, particularly as the number of farms declines. People need to understand where their groceries come from before they end up on the store shelves—food comes from farmers,” said Sherman.

Brodbeck Seeds District Sales Manager Ron Harter said farmers play a vital role in preparing the next generation of ag leaders. “Farming isn’t a nine-to-five job, but a way of life. FFA allows young people to learn from the farmers who are doing whatever it takes every day in their fields and on their tractors to feed America. Brodbeck Seeds is committed to helping our customers support FFA and the next generation of farmers,” Harter commented.

Lakeland High School FFA Chapter officials receive a donation from Brodbeck Seeds and Sherman Farms. Left to right: Curtis Sherman and Kyle Sherman of Sherman Farms; Brodbeck Seeds District Sales Manager Ron Harter; Lakeland High School FFA Officers Cole McCann and Josiah Yoder; and FFA Advisor and agriculture teacher Katie Allen.