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Agronomy Week returns with a new FFA scholarship program


Agronomy Week returns this year from April 5 to 9, saluting agronomic professionals who play a key role in supporting farmer success. But this year’s weeklong celebration, hosted for the fifth consecutive year by the DEKALB, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands, will feature a new FFA scholarship program, culminating in an exciting live television event.

“The science of agronomy and the agronomists who bring that science to life are vital to our industry,” said Pete Uitenbroek, Director of Marketing for DEKALB/Asgrow/Deltapine. “So, during Agronomy Week 2021, our brands will be sharing world-class agronomic advice and education, as well as recognizing those commendable professionals who have contributed so much to the advancement of this field.”

Uitenbroek said new to Agronomy Week this year is the Agronothon, which will air from 9 to 11 p.m. CDT Thursday, April 8, on RFD-TV to raise FFA scholarship funds for agronomy students. Featuring entertainment and educational programming, the Agronothon will grant viewers the opportunity to call in and have their agronomy questions answered by the brands’ technical agronomists live on the air.

DEKALB, Asgrow, and Deltapine will donate $10 for every farmer question submitted throughout the week at or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #Agronothon, and $100 per question asked during the live Agronothon.

There will be one scholarship awarded from among all entrants chosen by the National FFA Organization. The minimum amount of the scholarship is $2,000.00 and the maximum amount of the scholarship is $10,000. Eligible students must visit to complete the application during the Program Entry Period.

Uitenbroek emphasized that, as in previous years, all farmers are invited to participate in Agronomy Week 2021, regardless of the seed brand they plant. “Agronomy Week is truly intended to be an industrywide celebration, and we encourage farmers to participate not only to recognize their agronomic professionals, but also to help support scholarships for the next generation of agronomists.”

For more information on this year’s event, including how to participate and details on the Agronothon Scholarship Program, visit the Agronomy Week website.

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