Tailgate Talk: December 2017

November 28, 2017 10:41 AM
What A Day: Soft Shoulder, Hard Landing

What A Day: Soft Shoulder, Hard Landing

In an effort to dodge potholes and ruts, this rig hugged the side of the road a little too close and toppled over into a swamp. No one was hurt and thanks to the cushion of the water, both the semi and tanker returned to the road after the necessary repairs.

Stat Rack

Share of U.S. household consumer expenditures for 2016

33% Housing

15.8% Transportation

12.6% Food

11.9% Personal insurance, pensions

8% Health care

5.9% Entertainment, alcoholic beverages

3.6% Savings

3.5% Personal care products, tobacco and miscellaneous expenditures

3.2% Apparel

2.5% Education

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey

FFA and Mycogen Seeds Offer Real-World Experience

In honor of its 60th year partnering with FFA, Mycogen Seeds is working with select FFA chapters to give members an opportunity to sell corn seed.

FFA and Mycogen Seeds Offer Real-World Experience

“It provides a way for local FFA chapters to learn, engage and fundraise,” says Zach Ferguson, Mycogen Seeds corn product manager. “The idea is rooted in developing young leaders in ag.”

In addition to raising money for the local chapter, state association and national organization, students will also learn more about agronomy and the intrapersonal skills necessary to work in a sales role. The program provides students with the opportunity to ride along with retailers or Mycogen Seeds representatives on sales calls.

Mycogen launched the program at National FFA Convention in late October. Seven chapters from: Aurora, Neb.; York, Neb.; Centralia, Mo.; Shelbyville, Mo.; Manlius, Ill.; Charlottesville, Ind.; and Kentland, Ind., are currently participating, but Mycogen plans to expand in the future.


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