Syngenta-sponsored race will raise money for Future Farmers of America

To increase awareness about flex-fuels and raise money for the Future Farmers of America (FFA), Syngenta announced this week that it is teaming up again this year with the FFA at the American Ethanol NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, which will be held Friday at the Iowa Speedway in Newton.

The American Ethanol 200-lap race honors American-grown ethanol and is presented for the third consecutive year by Syngenta’s Enogen corn-enzyme technology. Money raised for flex-fuel infrastructure by FFA members on race day will be matched by Syngenta, with a portion of the proceeds going to participating FFA chapters.

Twin Cedars FFA Chapter Advisor Miranda Johnson said that engaging the public about ethanol and renewable fuels is a good opportunity for her students.

“They are the future, and they understand the importance of conservation and preservation of our land and resources -- and the vital role farmers play in feeding and fueling our country,” Johnson said.

Syngenta Enogen Head Jack Bernens said that since its inception, the ethanol industry has had a profoundly positive impact on the U.S. economy and on rural America.

“Ethanol has enlarged and strengthened the market for American-grown corn, adding jobs in rural communities and spurring the innovation of new technologies,” Bernens said. “Syngenta is pleased to again be partnering with local FFA chapters at the American Ethanol 200 to help spread the word about the importance of American ethanol and the need for increased flex-fuel infrastructure. It’s inspiring to see FFA members embracing renewable fuels and helping to tell its story.”

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