Valent expands partnership with National FFA Foundation by sponsoring awards

Valent U.S.A. Corp. recently announced that it will sponsor two Future Farmers of America (FFA) Agriculture Proficiency Awards as part of an expanded relationship with the National FFA Foundation. | Courtesy of Valent
Valent U.S.A. Corp. recently announced that it will sponsor two Future Farmers of America (FFA) Agriculture Proficiency Awards as part of an expanded relationship with the National FFA Foundation.

Valent will sponsor the "Grain Production – Entrepreneurship" award, which honors the student who has excelled in effectively and efficiently incorporating the best management practices to produce and market grain crops in their operation. The company also will sponsor the "Nursery Operations – Entrepreneurship/Placement" award, which honors the student who has excelled in his or her own business or business placement that is focused on turf, ornamental plants, shrubs or tree production, for the purpose of transplanting or propagation.

As part of its expanded commitment, Valent will also provide funding to help create an agriculture stewardship and advocacy platform designed to educate FFA's membership on science-based facts and agriculture's global role.

Valent Executive VP and COO Matt Plitt said that the company has been impressed with the quality and enthusiasm of upcoming young talent in FFA and their dedication to agriculture.

"Our expanded sponsorship around advocacy and education will encourage dialogue with students about the critical issues facing our industry today, such as the products and techniques used by growers and the role they play in producing the crops that feed and clothe our world," Plitt said.

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