‘I Believe in the Future of Agriculture’ campaign launched

Posted September 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm

State educational funding does not provide any designated funding for Agriculture Education and FFA, so help is needed in developing future farmers, ranchers, agriculture employees and community leaders.

Northern Plains CHS Service Center and North Central Farmers Elevator recognize the value of supporting agriculture education and how FFA today builds leaders for tomorrow. Together, ag supporters are launching the I Believe in the Future of Agriculture campaign with the South Dakota FFA Foundation, to run December 1-31.

Agriculture producers, FFA supporters and alumni can turn their words into deeds by donating grain or funds to support local FFA chapters. Individuals that wish to make grain donations can do so at sponsoring co-ops (Northern Plains CHS Service Center and North Central Farmers Elevators), and cash donation cards can be obtained from your local FFA chapter members, the above elevators or donate securely online at the South Dakota FFA Foundation’s website: http://www.sdffafoundation.org.

“The I Believe in the Future of Agriculture campaign allows for a unique way to support local FFA chapters, and FFA across the state of South Dakota.” Sandy Osterday, South Dakota FFA Foundation Board President says. “Resources collected will have a direct impact on our number one priority—young people in agriculture.”

For more information about the campaign, contact Gerri Ann Eide, South Dakota FFA Foundation Executive Director, at 605-765-4865 or gerri@sdffafoundation.org or go to www.sdffafoundation.org.

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