Fueling Leadership – Logan and Abby Korff
Fueling Leadership with the Korffs
Logan and Abby Korff have joined their endeavors in the agriculture industry as some of the youngest agriculture leaders in Carroll County. We asked Abby to elaborate on the following topics of interest.
- “Logan was able to return to the family farm near Norborne to work with his father and grandfather to raise corn and soybeans. Logan’s priority for contributing to the operation is to keep the farm advancing with new technologies available to farmers. I am a Territory Manager for Pioneer Seed. We are actively looking for an opportunity to purchase our own acres to grow row crops as part of the family operation.”
Life north of the river:
- “It’s a very different world north of the river. We are high school sweethearts, and we have shared the collegiate experience and the opportunity to lead through the Missouri FFA Officer Team.”
As young adults digging into successful careers, the Korffs still take time to look for opportunities to learn leadership and serve. Abby still serves Missouri FFA by judging speaking contests and facilitating young leaders. Logan is on the Carroll County Farm Bureau Board, and they are both members of the Missouri Corn Growers Association.
Missouri Corn Roots Leadership Training:
- “We want to be able to serve as a voice for corn growers. The Missouri Corn Roots Leadership Academy is helping us amplify the messages and priorities of row crop farmers to our state and federal legislators. Through this training we inform, educate and help promote legislative priorities for Missouri corn growers. We had a great relationship with the Missouri Corn Growers Association as State FFA officers, so our engagement with the organization is a natural fit for us.”
Fuel for leadership:
- “We both follow examples of leadership by family members who have served as board members for Missouri Corn and other agriculture organizations, and we both come from families where leadership and community involvement have been the expectation. We see Missouri Corn as a great opportunity to remain connected to young agriculturalists, contribute to the industry and build a network of relationships.”
Significance of the corn industry:
- “It is so versatile. If they drive cars, use crayons, or eat corn flakes, they are a beneficiary of the big green fields along I-70 and beyond.”
- “I love learning about nutrition and exercise, and Logan enjoys hunting. We are both avid explorers and often travel based on the foods we would like to try at our destination! We like to hike together and look forward to visiting National Parks.”
What is next for Logan and Abby Korff? Abby has considered pursuing public service through an elected office in the future. They look forward to exploring other opportunities to serve together, such as the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers program. Keep an eye out for these outstanding, up-and-coming ag leaders rooted in Agri-Ready Designated Carroll County!