Twenty-eight state FFA organizations participated in the challenge to promote the online Real Yield Game to growers within their states. The donation value was determined by the number of growers from respective states who played the game and the Iowa FFA was the winning chapter earning a check for $7,480 which was presented during the 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans last week.
“I’d like to truly thank Bayer for their great partnership,” said Joshua Remington, executive director of the Iowa FFA Foundation. “With more than 14,800 students across the state of Iowa, this check is incredibly powerful to help each of them.”
Other big FFA state winners included: Ohio $5,735; Illinois $5,625; Indiana $4,015; Minnesota $3,455; and Missouri $3,105.
The Real Yield Game was the first social instant win experience sponsored by LibertyLink, which had growers competing for instant prizes of LibertyLink seed and a grand prize one-year tractor lease with John Deere®. LibertyLink committed a donation to an FFA chapter for each game play.
“Congratulations to members of the Iowa State FFA for your efforts to rally grower participation. We’d also like to honor their community, because it’s thanks to their participation the Iowa FFA won this $7,480 donation,” said Malin Westfall, soybean marketing manager for Bayer.
Listen to the press conference here with comments from Westfall and Remington: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/classic16-liberty-ffa.mp3″ text=”Bayer LibertyLink FFA award”]
Listen to an interview with past Iowa FFA state officer Logan Bauer about what the money will mean for his state chapter: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/classic-16-bayer-libertylink-bauer.mp3″ text=”Bayer LibertyLink FFA award”]