Pictured L to R: Talc USA Regional Salesman Dennis Branner, Talc USA-South Central United States Clint Welch, 21st Century Seed Owner David Brawner, J.T. Heinecke of Heinecke Farms, Local Businessman Gerry Quinn and FFA Advisors Chad Cook and Keriann Brandt.

Instead of finding the golden ticket on August 27, the Monroe City FFA Chapter shared in reaping the benefits of John Heinecke finding a mysterious green cup in his pail of talc.  Heinecke was one of three recipients to find the winning green cup this year. During each annual packaging season, Talc USA places three green cups in individual pails of their 20lb pails of Talc across the country. Inside the cup is the “golden ticket”, a gold engraved card, telling the one discovering the cup to return it to the place of purchase.

By finding the green cup, Heinecke was awarded with $500 in products from Quinn’s Farm Supply, now known as Rickett’s. Selling the winning green cup pail of talc gave the business the option to nominate an organization of his choice to receive $2,000.

Gerry Quinn nominated the Monroe City FFA to receive the $2,000 donation, which was presented at the Monroe City High School FFA Building on August 27. Talc USA Representatives Clint Welch, who is the South-Central Sales Director, Dennis Branner, Talc USA Regional Salesman, David Brawner, 21st Century Seed, Businessman Gerry Quinn and Farmer J.T. Heinecke were all present for the presentation of the check. FFA Advisors Keriann Brant and Chad Cook were present to receive the check.

Talc USA’s Green Cup promotion is their way of giving back to the community and to say thank you to the dealers and farmers for using their products. Talc USA has been helping local communities and has awarded over $45,000 with the Green Cup Promotion over the last seven years.