|Cargill commits to support FFA with $520K|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 08 October 2013 08:54|
INDIANAPOLIS¬† - Minnesota-based Cargill has pledged more than $520,000 to support several National FFA Organization programs and initiatives.
A large portion of this corporate donation to the organization - $160,000 - will support "Blast Off," an annual training conference for newly-elected state FFA officers that helps them identify their strengths, develop personal growth plans, master public speaking and improve management skills.
The company has also pledged $150,000 to support the organization's continued development of its Agriculture Career Network (AgCN), an online portal that FFA members use from middle school through college and beyond to track educational accomplishments, build career portfolios, apply for awards and scholarships, pursue internships and apply for jobs.
Cargill has further committed an additional $300,000 to support AgCN over the next two years.
Contributions from the company will also help fund the expansion of the organization's "Feeding the World-Starting at Home initiative" to fight hunger; support the staging of the 2013 National FFA Agriscience Fair, a competition hosted at the annual National FFA Convention & Expo for FFA members; and sponsor two national competitions for the FFA.
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