Cargill to invest $2 million in National FFA

Cargill has announced it will invest more than $2 million in the National FFA Organization over the next three years.

John Niemann is the president of protein ingredients and international with Cargill.

“We do it for many reasons— we love the students and we love what they’re about, which is the future of agriculture,” he says. “We want to invest in that because many of them will be our employees someday.”

Audio: John Niemann, Cargill

He says a portion of the investment will be geared toward addressing sustainability challenges.

“We think there’s a great opportunity to bring students into the conversation of sustainability because it is there world that they’ll lead someday and we want them to be part of the solutions,” he says.

National FFA CEO Mark Poeschl says Cargill recognizes that sustainability in agriculture is going to be critical to the future of the industry.

“While we have to feed everybody by 2050, we have to be able to do that with the resources of one planet and so we’re working hand-in-hand with Cargill to embed sustainability as a part of our programs and as a part of classroom instruction,” he says.

Audio: Mark Poeschl, National FFA

Cargill has been a sponsor of the National FFA Organization for more than 60 years and has invested more than $16 million dollars over the years.

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