Talking National Blue and Corn Gold with Doug Quear
Co-Alliance's support of the FFA organization has grown greatly in the last 3 years, and much of that growth is due to the persistence and passion of one of our agronomy employees, Doug Quear. Doug works at our Indian Trails location in Boone County, where he was a location manager for 12 years and has recently transitioned into a sales role, fortifying his relationships in the countryside.
Though Doug has been a remarkable advocate for the FFA organization, he was not an FFA member when growing up in Hamilton County, IN. He wasn't raised on a farm, but he admits his passion has always been in agriculture. He attributes that early learning of ag to his grandfather’s 40-acre farm.
His experience with the FFA was really launched when he began spending time around other parents who had kids in the FFA organization and he began to see what his own children were missing out on. He began his mission to get FFA and agriculture education reinstated at Hamilton Heights High School.
Together with a set of determined parents and a school board who was convinced of the value, they successfully got FFA reinstated. His children were active in the organization, and daughter Jessica was even a State Northern Region Vice President in 2005-2006.
The Quear family on the day Jessica was elected to her State Officer position
Elliott Hall, Purdue University
Today, he continues to pour many, many hours to the organization through volunteering to judge events at the state and national level. He attends the annual gala regularly to contribute funding to see the organization progress.
Doug’s passion for the FFA organization is honest and long-standing. His history with the organization and continuation of support is certainly commendable.
This month on the podcast, we invite you to learn more about Doug and why he believes so strongly in National Blue & Corn Gold.