The National FFA Organization announced this morning Cargill has pledged more than $520,000 of support to the organization. A portion of the donation will support “Blast Off”, FFA’s annual training conference for newly elected state officers. The company has also pledged $150,000 to support the continued development of FFA’s Agriculture Career Network, an online portal that FFA members use to track educational accomplishments, build career portfolios, and apply for awards, scholarships, and internships. Cargill has also committed $300,000 for continued support of the AgCN over the next two years.
Dirk Jones, vice president of Cargill’s ground beef and trim supply chain says, “We believe Cargill’s support will strengthen members’ skills, engage them in the fight against hunger and provide many channels to build character, shape careers, and give back to their communities.”
This is the 53rd year Cargill has been a major supporter for the National FFA Organization.
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