BEAVER CROSSING, Neb. — Hundreds of people attended Husker Harvest Days last week, three of whom left the tradeshow with the ability to say they helped donate $500 to their local Nebraskan FFA organization. Every person who completed their passport through the BASF booth, learning about seed innovation, new herbicides and farm technology, was entered in a drawing with a winner chosen each day. The prize? Five hundred dollars to a local 4-H or FFA chapter of their choice.
Donation recipients include:
- Southern Valley FFA, courtesy of Isaac Bergquist
- Boone Central FFA, courtesy of Kent Preister
- Callaway FFA, courtesy of Ely Anderson
“People are always appreciative when we give money to a local cause that means something to them. 4-H and FFA chapters are developing the future of agriculture, said Jennifer Wood, BASF Area Manager in Nebraska. “We’re proud to support organizations through our Husker Harvest Days donations that fuel the long-term growth of the agriculture industry.”
About Husker Harvest Days:
Husker Harvest Days took place September 12-14 in Grand Island, NE. Husker Harvest Days connects farmers, ranchers, retailers and those throughout the agriculture industry to gain insights, make connections and learn about the latest news in ag equipment and technology.
As an industry leader with a broad portfolio of fungicides, insecticides, herbicides and seed treatments, BASF helps farmers to sustainably increase the yields and the quality of their crops. Farming is the biggest job on earth and BASF is committed to being the partner farmers can rely on for the performance and innovation they need to reach their fields’ full crop potential.
About the Donations:
Each of the FFA chapters are located in Nebraska. Postcards were sent to growers within a certain radius of Husker Harvest Days enticing them to come to the booth. The “passport” was part of the in-booth experience at HHD and was completed when they visited three different stops within the BASF booth where they learned about unique BASF offerings that help growers do the biggest job on earth. Each stop within the booth gave the growers a stamp on their passport.
The three passport stops needed for the entry were:
- See how Xitavo soybean seed integrates innovation, quality and agronomics for product performance.
- Learn about Surtain herbicide – the first solid encapsulation premix on the market for powerful residual control pre- or early-post application in corn.
- The latest update on ONE SMART SPRAY.