Looking for a way to give back during the Farm Progress Show? Wyffels Hybrids wants to help.
Wyffels is kicking off a program called “Serving Those Who Served,” a new initiative to support veterans. For the 2020 and 2021 growing seasons, the program will benefit Homes For Our Troops, an organization that builds and donates custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans.
For every bag of W5086RIB sold for the 2020 growing season, Wyffels will donate $2 to HFOT. Seed will be packaged in camouflage bags, indicating “Serving Those Who Served” seed.
Wyffels is announcing this program to the farm community during the 2019 Farm Progress Show, Aug. 27-29 in Decatur, Ill., both at its exhibit and during the opening ceremonies sponsored by the company. An honor guard will be on hand to raise the flag each morning.
Wyffels will also have limited-edition hats and T-shirts for purchase at the show or online at wyffels.com/STWS. All proceeds from merchandise will go to HFOT.
“Wyffels Hybrids was founded on the idea of serving our neighbors by supporting them in the pursuit of a more productive and profitable crop,” says John Wyffels, president of the company. “After 70 years, our mission remains to relentlessly work together and serve corn growers. And now, ‘Serving Those Who Served’ gives individuals an opportunity to share in our mission of serving others.”
Over the next two years, funds raised through “Serving Those Who Served” will go toward new HFOT homes for Marine Lance Cpl. Bobby McCardle in Franklin, Wis., and Marine Staff Sgt. Dominic Fernandez in Lakeville, Minn. Read their stories at wyffels.com/STWS.
“As a U.S. farm family-owned company, we understand the value of independence,” Wyffels says. “HFOT homes help to restore some of the independence our veterans lost so they can focus on their families, communities, and future.”