WYANET — Corn and soybean farmer Jason Jaggers of Wyanet was recently selected as the “National Agronomy Week” sweepstakes grand prize winner. Jaggers and his agronomic support crew recently had the opportunity to attend the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Chicagoland 400 race in Joliet on Sept. 17.
During National Agronomy Week, farmers were able to pay tribute to their agronomic professionals via social media. All participants were automatically entered into the sweepstakes to win the NASCAR race weekend.
The DeKalb, Asgrow and Deltapine brands launched National Agronomy Week as an annual observance the first week of April to promote appreciation for the invaluable support provided by agronomists, seed dealers and crop consultants. From planting decisions to monitoring crop performance throughout the growing season, farmers depend heavily on their agronomic support team to help maximize their success.
Agronomic team members accompanying Jaggers to the race were Chad Taylor, Jim Donnelly and Kyle Anderson.
“It’s exciting to share this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with my agronomy team,” said Jaggers. “I couldn’t think of a better group of guys to help support me in the field, and it’s great to be able to honor them for Agronomy Week.”
To support the weeklong event, the DeKalb, Asgrow and Deltapine brands conducted a digital video campaign featuring NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer. “Farming and racing have one important thing in common,” said brand lead Pete Uitenbroek. “Getting off to a good start helps lead to a successful harvest or victory at the finish line.”
The brands hope that Agronomy Week becomes a strong tradition within the ag industry to highlight the importance of agronomic support and the role of these professionals on farms across the country.