FFA annual fundraiser kicks off


Special to the Times



Farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative will kick off its annual FFA fundraiser on March 1 in an effort to support agricultural education.

The annual “FFA Paper Emblem” campaign benefits the National FFA Organization’s local, state, and national levels to provide funding to the youth organization that prepares students for leadership roles, personal growth and career success in agriculture.

The community is encouraged to purchase a $1 “I’m Supporting FFA” paper emblem at their local Southern States to support the cause.

“Every dollar collected will benefit FFA members across the area,” said Jeff Stroburg, president and CEO of Southern States. “Southern States has a rich heritage of working with FFA and hopes the public will assist with the project by supporting the effort.”

Those who donate can sign their name to the emblem or the name of a child or loved one that they care about.

"We are deeply appreciative of Southern States and the company’s assistance to raise financial support for FFA and heighten community awareness about our organization," said National FFA Foundation President, Molly Ball. "Money donated by Southern States customers will help ensure that we’re able to continue to develop students’ leadership, growth and career success potential."

The fundraiser runs through the end of March at participating Southern States Cooperative locations. For more information, visit southernstates.com