Syngenta predicting more women at Future Farmers of America convention

Syngenta predicts a record number of women will be attending the 2016 National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention being held Oct. 19 in Indianapolis because current FFA membership shows 44 percent are women and women hold five of the six top national FFA leadership roles.
“Organizations like FFA and 4-H help foster leadership skills for all participants,” Jenny Heaton, head of talent management for Syngenta, North America, said. “As more leadership opportunities open up for young women, these experiences should provide them with more confidence that the agricultural world is ready to accept them as equal partners.”
Megan Moll, a Golden Harvest Seed Advisor manager at Syngenta, started on a path toward an agricultural career after helping on her family’s farm in Michigan and joining her local FFA chapter in high school. She held local offices and attended the national FFA conference and a leadership conference in Washington, D.C.
“I’m grateful for my FFA experience because not only did it teach me organizational, team-building and public-speaking skills, but it also built my personal confidence to be able to talk in front of a large group of people,” Moll said. “Everything I learned from FFA has helped me become who I am today.”

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