"That really created a public demand for what we were trying to accomplish." Dow Chemical, then later DowElanco, played a huge role in funding FS4JK in the early years.
FS4JK, based in Earlham, Iowa, celebrated its 15th anniversary earlier this year and in August celebrated at the Left and Center Field of Dreams complex in Dyersville, Iowa.
FS4JK also used the occasion to announce to the media a new program called "104!
In September, FS4JK announced a new partnership with the Farm Service Agency of USDA.
Mindy Williamson, community relations director for FS4JK, has been with the organization for three years.
Adams says even after 15 years, the biggest challenge facing FS4JK is learning to be more proactive than reactive.