Wisconsin FFA Foundation got $22,750 in grants from the CHS Foundation, according to the National FFA Organization.
This was a part of a round of grants totaling $4.3 million to National FFA from the CHS Foundation.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with CHS,” says Molly Ball, president of the National FFA Foundation and chief marketing officer of the National FFA Organization. “Throughout our partnership, CHS has been unwavering in its support and continues to see the potential leaders in each of our members and advisors.”
The grants will help fund FFA programs in 17 states. They will provide scholarships for attending conferences and contests. The grants will introduce students from all backgrounds to ag careers through the workforce development program. They will also support the National Association of Ag Educators in attracting ag teachers and building strong teaching programs.
This is the largest gift in the foundation’s 75-year history to National FFA, according to CHS Foundation President Megan Wolle.
“By supporting FFA, we are creating connections with the next generation of leaders who will empower agriculture and help transform the science, business and technology of agriculture for the future,” Wolle says. “FFA inspires students from all backgrounds to choose ag careers and shapes leadership skills that last a lifetime. Our increased commitment will help FFA elevate and expand its amazing work with ag educators and students.”