Blue-and-gold bags of Mycogen® brand seeds are back for the 2019-20 season. Mycogen Seeds is continuing its Turn the Bag Blue & Gold program with the National FFA Organization for the third straight year.
Real-world sales experience
Farmers can purchase corn through FFA members and receive their Mycogen seeds in a specially branded blue-and-gold bag. This partnership raised more than $56,000 for 12 FFA chapters across the Corn Belt in the first two years.
Participating FFA members team up with their local Mycogen Seeds territory manager and local retailer to offer farmers the option to purchase corn hybrids that fit their geographies. For every bag of Mycogen corn sold, participants earn funds for their local FFA chapters.
“This is an opportunity for our students to visit with different farmers,” said Jason Speck, Imperial FFA advisor, Imperial, Nebraska. “Two of the biggest skills our kids take away from the Turn the Bag Blue & Gold program is being able to make a sale and communication. FFA ag sales is a big contest that we participate in, and this program helps kids see the real-world aspect of the contest. Our kids are able to make a true sale to somebody, and they learn how to communicate face to face with a farmer without using social media.”
Hear from Jason Hirschfield, York, Nebraska, an advisor with the York, Nebraska, chapter of the National FFA Organization, about his experience with the Turn the Bag Blue & Gold program.
Where to find the blue-and-gold bags
Farmers who want to support the program and their local FFA chapter can contact one of the following participating FFA chapters or Mycogen retailers:
- Alexandria FFA Chapter, Alexandria, Minnesota
- Pro-Ag Farmers’ Cooperative, Brandon, Minnesota
- Imperial FFA Chapter, Imperial, Nebraska
- Nutrien Ag Solutions, Imperial, Nebraska
- Holdrege FFA Chapter, Holdrege, Nebraska
- CHS Inc., Loomis, Nebraska
- Perkins County FFA Chapter, Grant, Nebraska
- Nutrien Ag Solutions, Grant, Nebraska
- Pioneer FFA Chapter, Yorkshire, New York
- T&S Crop Service Inc., Warsaw, New York
- Rushville FFA Chapter, Rushville, Indiana
- Harvest Land Co-op, Rushville, Indiana