Syngenta’s Kathy Eichlin, Robin Thomas Receive Honorary American FFA Degrees

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Syngenta leaders recognized for exceptional service to agriculture

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The National FFA Organization (FFA) awarded 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, Honorary American FFA Degrees at the 94th National FFA Convention and Expo on Oct. 29 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Eichlin is recognized for her exceptional service on a national level to FFA, in particular, and agricultural communications and education more generally.

“I’m honored to be recognized by FFA, an organization that continues to shape and guide the future leaders of the agriculture industry,” Eichlin said. “When joining Syngenta 13 years ago, I became part of a family of passionate, hardworking and innovative people who strive every day to feed a growing world and support our Ag partners in every corner of the world.”

Equipped with a dual passion for agriculture and the development of collegiate talent, Thomas has also been recognized for providing exceptional service on a national level to agriculture, agricultural education and FFA. She leads campus relations efforts to recruit college students for internships and graduate programs, in her current role at Syngenta.

“In my role leading early talent acquisition, I serve as a brand ambassador,” Thomas said. “By sharing what the Syngenta story is and why I love working for the company, I’m able to help students prepare for and find careers. I can’t think of a better platform than FFA to support this objective. I’m grateful Syngenta provides me the opportunity to serve FFA, the organization that has given me so much.”

Honorary American FFA Degree recipients receive a plaque and medal, and their names are permanently recorded as recipients of the highest FFA honor. For more information, visit Join the conversation online ― connect with Syngenta at