Paying it Forward from the Fort Wayne Farm Show: Brodbeck Seeds Donations Benefit Three FFA Chapters

Posted on Friday, March 15th, 2013

Wabash, Ind. (Feb. 26, 2013) — For the third consecutive year, a Brodbeck Seeds raffle drawing at the Fort Wayne Farm Show is benefiting agricultural education. Three farmers who attended the 2013 Fort Wayne Farm Show were selected to direct a $250 donation supporting agricultural education and leadership.

The farmers selected in the raffle drawing and the organizations they have directed to receive donations from Brodbeck Seeds are as follows:

Jon Reese of Peru, IN, selected North Miami FFA as the donation recipient.
Kurt Prescott of Winchester, IN, selected Randolph Eastern FFA as the donation recipient.
Don Fritch of Bryan, OH, selected Fairview FFA as the donation recipient.

Each FFA chapter will determine how to apply the funds to support their objectives. For example, Union City High School ag teacher and Randolph Eastern FFA advisor Katelynn Harshman said the funds will help the school’s FFA chapter purchase tools necessary to compete in a career development event (CDE) on small gas engines. 

According to Brodbeck Seeds General Manager Jim Engelberth, supporting local ag education is a priority for the company. “Our commitment to going the extra mile is about more than Brodbeck Seeds products. We share in a responsibility to support the communities in which our customers, our team members and our families live and work,” Engelberth said.

Don Fritch presents a check from Brodbeck Seeds to members of the Fairview FFA Officer Team (L-R: Ethan Rosebrock, Kristin Culler, James Ester, Tyler Johnson, Brittany Conkey, Lindsey Skinner, Haley Rhoads, and Sam Garrigus). Joining Fritch at the presentation were Ron Harter of Brodbeck Seeds (far right) and Joe Lucas of Innovative Ag (second from right).