“As an alum of FFA, I have been looking for an opportunity to get Calcium Products involved with FFA. When the Iowa FFA Association called and said it had been a couple of years since they had a sponsor for the soils CDE, we knew we had to help out,” said Craig Dick, VP sales & marketing at Calcium Products.
Agricultural Skills CDEs are held throughout the year, starting in April at the FFA State Leadership Conference and ending in October with the State FFA Soils CDE. Through CDEs, FFA members are recognized for their knowledge, problem solving and achievement of skills in Iowa FFA Career Development Events. These events are a critical part of the Ag Ed three circle model allowing students the opportunity to demonstrate their learning in a competitive environment, while highlighting their understanding of their designated career area.
The Iowa FFA Foundation is dedicated to developing relationships to secure financial support for all of Iowa’s agricultural education organizations. It supports and assists advancement of Iowa's and America's greatest natural resource—young people and recognizes FFA members' achievements through awards and scholarships.
Calcium Products is proud to support the FFA and the Iowa FFA Foundation.
“There is no greater resource than our soil, and over the years many people have forgotten that. I can think of no better way to ensure the success of agriculture than by sponsoring soil education,” said Larry Moore, founder of Calcium Products.