Case IH is a proud supporter of the National FFA Foundation. Their undertaking of helping students prepare to be the next generation of agriculture leaders goes hand-in-hand with our mission to help farmers “Be Ready” for the opportunities and challenges facing agriculture.
During the recent National FFA Convention, we asked students to use Twitter to send us their thoughts on what they are doing to Be Ready for the future of farming. We promised that one respondent would receive a new Apple iPad 2 as part of the contest.
Our lucky winner is Elisa Sagehorn who grew up on a row crop and cattle farm near Holyoke, Colo. She currently is student at Colorado State University (CSU) majoring in agricultural education. She is the daughter of Keith and Diane Sagehorn.
Elisa tweeted “I will be ready through bringing ag education to elementary schools.” She already has served in agriculture advocacy roles, including presiding as a past state FFA officer, interning for the Colorado Farm Bureau and currently chairing the CSU College of Agriculture ambassador program.
She says her new iPad2 will help her to continue to serve agriculture and build her networks. “It’s important for students to build relationships with a network of friends, both personal and professional, that can help open doors for you,” she explains. “We’re all united in agriculture – a global understanding is going to drive the future of the ag industry.”
We couldn’t agree more, Elisa, and wish you all the best in your endeavors! We also want to thank all our Twitter followers who participated in the contest. We appreciate all the great insights regarding how you will #BeReady.
Here are a few examples of some of the tweets shared:
|@Case_IH I make sure that each and every day I #advocate for the #agriculture industry this is my #families daily #job and mine #BeReady
|@Case_IH I will #BeReady because I know that use of precision farming techniques will help to increased yields and productivity
I will #BeReady by utilizing the knowledge from experiences in #AgEdu and the #FFAconv11 and @Case_IH #efficientpower to get it done
@Case_IH great job using SM to spread the word abt #EfficientPower. Greatly appreciated EP ever time we fuel up!
World’s population will demand more out of farmers 2 provide #BeReady 2 meet those demands @Case_IH equipment makes those demands achievable
|@Case_IH I am watching and learning from farmers who are successful so that I will #BeReady to lead the next generation