Empowering Youth at National FFA Convention & Expo

The farmer who will feed the world in 2050 is 13 years old today, and with fewer and fewer children interested in taking over their family farms, we need to find new ways to get them excited about being part of the solution to world hunger.

That’s the message DuPont Pioneer President Paul Schickler continues to share, especially last week in Indianapolis as 52,000 youth and teachers were welcomed to the 85th annual National FFA Convention & Expo to stimulate and promote agriculture education and careers.

As part of its goal to engage and educate youth, DuPont Pioneer also presented $80,000 in grants to state FFA Foundations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota (pictures are below). FFA Foundations across the U.S. support leadership development and education for students throughout agriculture to fight global hunger.

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