Southern States is supporting FFA by selling FFA emblems for $1. The campaign takes place March l – 14, 2010.
“FFA is proud to step alongside Southern States in this campaign”, said Dennis Sargent, executive director of the National FFA Foundation. Money raised will not only go to support activities at the national level but will also support the critical activities at the local level – activities that promote premier leadership, personal growth and career success of FFA members and agricultural education students.”
Southern States is a supporter of FFA and is proud to be the sponsor of the “I’m Supporting FFA” fundraiser said Thomas R. Scribner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern States. “We know every dollar collected will benefit FFA members across the area. Southern States has a rich heritage of working with FFA and hopes the public will assist with the project by supporting the effort and contributing a dollar for a personalized paper FFA emblem.”
After purchasing an emblem, one can sign his or her name on it or even the name of a loved one. The emblems will then be displayed in the store for all to see. Proceeds are split between the local FFA chapter, the state FFA association and the National FFA Foundation.
To buy a paper emblem, visit a participating Southern States Cooperative.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 506,199 student members – all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture – as part of 7,429 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st Congress of the United States and is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U. S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.
Founded in 1923, Southern States is a Richmond, Va. based farm supply and service cooperative that now has more than 300,000 farmer-members. One of the nation’s largest agricultural cooperatives, Southern States provides a wide range of farm inputs, including fertilizer, seed, livestock feed and pet food, animal health supplies and petroleum products, as well as other items for the farm and home. The cooperative serves its members and non-member customers through 1,200 retail outlets. Visit http://www.southernstates.com for more information.