On October 31, 2014, John Dillman, Betaseed Regional Sales Manager, presented a check for $300 to the Scottsbluff FFA group. 15 members of the group volunteered their time to help at the annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day held in September. Betaseed hosted this event which saw over 140 students from local schools in the Gering area take part in hands-on safety demonstrations and educational training activities. The FFA students acted as group leaders and time keepers and were extremely helpful in running the event. “We really appreciated the FFA students help with this event and hope the day was beneficial for them too” said John Dillman.
Betaseed, Inc., headquartered in Shakopee, Minnesota, is North America’s premier sugarbeet seed company. From our start in 1970, Betaseed has maintained a longstanding commitment to the beet sugar industry, with research and seed production operations in several states and marketing seed to all sugarbeet markets. Our mission is to develop the best performing seed products and services through innovative people, plant breeding, and seed technology.
The Progressive Agriculture Foundation is dedicated to supporting youth agricultural programs. It is the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America. The foundation’s mission is to provide education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities.
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