ST. LOUIS — Together, the National FFA Organization and DEKALB® brand corn will unite October 18 at the NASCAR race in Kansas. The partnership includes the unveiling of the No. 14 DEKALB FFA Ford Mustang driven by Clint Bowyer, with dual historical wings for both the FFA emblem and DEKALB winged ear of corn. The special wing-designed car represents iconic roots in agriculture, with a tradition of leadership, personal growth and success.
With a legacy of performance, the FFA and DEKALB are focused on improving the future of agriculture, and together will offer students the opportunity to qualify for the Winning Has Roots scholarship.
“I’m honored to drive the No. 14 DEKALB FFA Ford Mustang in my home state of Kansas,” said Bowyer. “My roots are not only in Kansas, but also in agriculture. It’s a privilege to partner with DEKALB and FFA to bring ag students this scholarship.”
The Winning Has Roots scholarship will help one qualified student fund their continued education. The scholarship amount will be determined by the number of laps Bowyer completes at the Hollywood Casino 400. A base amount of $6,400 is to be awarded to the Winning Has Roots recipient, with an increase of $14 for every lap Bowyer completes. If all 267 laps are completed, the scholarship will increase to $10,138. If Bowyer wins the race, the scholarship will be increased to $14,000. This is the second annual scholarship program for the DEKALB brand.
“The best part about my role is being able to give back to the agricultural community, especially youth,” said Kathleen McKittrick, DEKALB brand manager. “This is a very exciting opportunity for agriculture, and we’re proud to continue to invest in the future of the industry. At DEKALB, we believe winning is a mindset, as well as skillset, shaped at a young age and built every day through persistence and a drive to perform. This is no different whether on the farm, racetrack or in the classroom.”
Final scholarship amount, details and next steps will be announced following the October 18 race.
For more information about the Winning Has Roots scholarship, visit DEKALB.com/Scholarship and follow the conversation with #WinningHasRoots and #GoClintGo.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to FFA members who meet the eligibility rules, have a 3.0 GPA and meet the National FFA scholarship requirements — excluding employees, family and household members of Sponsor or its affiliates. One scholarship for the 2021-2022 school year will be awarded to one student chosen by the National FFA. For a copy of the Official Rules, visit FFA.org/scholarships. Sponsor: Monsanto Company, a member of Bayer Group, 800 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63167.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to benefit people by supporting efforts to overcome the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development, and the Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2018, the Group employed around 117,000 people and had sales of 39.6 billion euros. Capital expenditures amounted to 2.6 billion euros, and R&D expenses to 5.2 billion euros. For more information on scholarships supported by Bayer, visit FFA.org and Bayer.com.
About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 760,000 student members as part of 8,700 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook and Twitter.
About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. A separately registered nonprofit organization, the foundation is governed by a board of trustees that includes the National FFA president, educators, business leaders and individual donors. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.
— National FFA Organization and DEKALB® brand corn
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