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FFA Bestows Honors on Syngenta Employees

Two Syngenta employees received Honorary American FFA Degrees for their exceptional service to FFA at a national level this past year.

Kathy Eichlin, head of internal communications for Syngenta Crop Protection in North America, and Robin Thomas, early talent acquisition manager for Syngenta in North America, were recently awarded Honorary American FFA Degrees.

Both Eichlin and Thomas were recognized for the exceptional service they’ve provided to the National FFA Organization, specifically for agricultural communication and education.

Eichlin says she appreciates FFA’s recognition, which “continues to shape and guide the future leaders of the agriculture industry.”

Thomas, who was active in 4-H and FFA during her childhood on a West Virginia farm, once served as her state’s FFA vice president. Now leading early talent acquisition at Syngenta, Thomas says, “I’m grateful that Syngenta provides me the opportunity to serve FFA, the organization that gave me so much.”

The names of Honorary American FFA Degree recipients are permanently recorded as recipients of the highest FFA honor, and recipients receive a plaque and medal.

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Cover image: Photography by Bryan Moberly