Seward High lead Ag instructor, Craig Frederick, and SHS FFA Chapter President, Shea Thompson, provided the program at the Seward Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday, October 04, 2017.  Fredrick spoke on the new, unique Agronomy Academy, a cooperative ag class for Seward, York
and Centennial High Schools sponsored by Monsanto, Syngenta, DuPont Pioneer, Dow AgriScience and Mycogen Seed. Frederick is the lead instructor for this program, which is the only one of its kind in the state.
Fredrick commented on the variety of Ag programs offered by the Seward School District in both the Middle School, which promotes Ag Literacy and Ag Education, and the High School. He spoke of the various local Ag Trips sponsored by the FFA Chapter and thanked the community for their support of the program-highlighting some of the successful graduates from the local FFA program.
Shea Thompson, Seward High senior and FFA Chapter President, commented on the FFA program and the leadership opportunities of the 120 member FFA Chapter at Seward High. She provided some personal reflections on the SHS Ag program's influence on her career choice and the impact of the program for her. Rotarians learned that  over 60% of the FFA Chapter in Seward are most do not live on a farm.