South­ern States fundraiser sup­ports agri­cul­tural ed­u­ca­tion

Record Observer - - SCHOOL -

CEN­TRE­VILLE — Farm sup­ply re­tailer South­ern States Co­op­er­a­tive kicks 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.

ED MODELL

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