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Farmland awards grants to FFA chapters across the country

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The ag industry loves to support FFA in multiple ways. Farmland, a leading brand of bacon, sausage, and ham, is proud to continue its partnership with the National FFA Foundation to support the future of agriculture. For the third year in a row, Farmland is providing grants to FFA high school student chapters working on animal care and agriculture projects. This year, seven deserving chapters will be awarded $2,000 grants each, totaling $14,000.

“Local grants are so important to our FFA chapters and the success of their members. These students come up with such creative and innovative ideas for projects that would never be possible without the support of partners like Farmland. The National FFA Foundation is extremely grateful for Farmland’s continued commitment to these local programs,” said Cassy Puskala, regional director for National FFA Foundation.

Each chapter was selected based on a submission that focused on 1) Innovative or new ways to raise hogs or 2) Innovative or new restorative/protective farmland management techniques or ideas. Winning grant applications ranged from “Aeroponic Farming for Increased Swine Health” to “Watershed Project Data Collection and Testing.”

2019 Farmland Grant Winners

  • Fairview FFA Chapter, Fairview, Oklahoma
  • Bureau Valley FFA Chapter, Manlius, Illinois
  • Calumet FFA Chapter, Calumet Oklahoma
  • Cove FFA Chapter, Cove, Oregon
  • Madison Public Schools FFA Chapter: Madison Nebraska
  • Denair High School FFA Chapter, Denair, California
  • Mexico FFA Chapter, Mexico, Missouri

“Since 1959, Farmland has been working in America’s heartland to provide our customers with food they can trust and feel good about. We are honored to again partner with FFA to assist in their vision of growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture at the local, state, and national levels,” said Megan Thomas, Farmland senior brand manager.

For more information on Farmland, and how to support the National FFA Organization, visit their website.

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