MAX, N.D. (May 16, 2012) – More students wearing blue jackets with Max, North Dakota on the back will be attending the National and North Dakota FFA conventions next year, thanks to a donation from the InVigor canola More for Everyone awards. In addition, the $5,000 award will be used to help fund a scholarship program for Max FFA alumni and to provide hands-on horticultural equipment and technology in the FFA greenhouse.
“This award will have a huge impact on the opportunities we’re able to extend to our current and former students,” said Amanda Huettl, Max agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor. “The money will allow us to expand our scholarship fund to a wider range; give more students opportunities to attend conventions, leadership conferences and professional development opportunities; and improve our equipment and technology in the greenhouse and the classroom.”
The Max Public School District received the award in a ceremony May 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Max Public School gymnasium. Representatives from Bayer CropScience joined area canola growers to present the award, one of 12 awards presented to small community groups, with donations totaling $32,000 to non-profit organizations across the state this year.
In the program’s three-year lifetime, Bayer CropScience has awarded more than $87,000 to local groups nominated by canola farmers.
“We believe the benefits of InVigor hybrids result in More for Everyone,” says Tom Schuler, BioScience business development manager for Bayer CropScience. “When growers choose InVigor canola, they benefit from ‛more’ – stronger early-season growth and consistently better yields. The More for Everyone awards embody that spirit and enable us to extend the benefits of InVigor canola to more people, to people who are important to our customers.”
The total donation amount is based off of Early Book sales. For every bag of InVigor seed booked before Feb. 29, 2012 for the 2012 planting season, 50 cents went toward this year‘s awards. Farmers who participated in Early Book had the opportunity to nominate a deserving organization in their communities. A panel of three independent judges chose 12 organizations to be honored from 109 submissions. Other groups receiving More for Everyone awards are:
- Big Pembina Lutheran Church in Langdon
- Cando Youth Hockey Program
- Langdon Day Care Center
- Michigan-Whitman Fire Department
- Garrison FFA & FBLA
- Sakakawea Area Council for the Arts, designated for the Kota Theatre in Garrison
- Mott Opportunity Today & Tomorrow
- Starkweather Park Association
- Towner County 4H Young Riders
- Wishek FFA
- Wolford Dollars for Scholars
“We know how important local communities are to our grower customers and their families,” says Schuler. “Having support from neighbors and local organizations is one of the cornerstones of living and working in rural America. Through the More for Everyone awards, Bayer CropScience takes pride in bolstering that important part of farmers’ lives.”
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