ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 18, 2011) — The Minnesota FFA Foundation recognized high level donors during the State FFA Convention. Through the support of donors, the Minnesota FFA Foundation provides award recognition for Career Development Events, Proficiency Awards, Chapter Exchange of Ideas, the National Chapter Award program and provides significant support of events such as the recent State FFA Convention.
The following business and organizations were honored at this year’s State FFA Convention for outstanding support of FFA and agricultural education.
Supreme Champion-Alliance Pipeline, Eden Prairie; CHS & CHS Foundation, Inver Grove Heights; and Northland Ford Dealers, Minneapolis.
Champion-AgriBank, St. Paul; AgStar Financial Services, Mankato; Bailey Nurseries Inc., St. Paul; Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Shakopee; Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Mankato; Stearns Veterinary Outlet, Melrose; and University of Minnesota-CFANS, St. Paul.
Diamond-Davisco Foods International, LeSueur; M & I Bank, Minneapolis; Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation, St. Paul; The Mosaic Company, Plymouth; Rosen Family Foundation, Fairmont; Wells Fargo, Minneapolis; and West Central, Inc., Willmar.
Platinum-CF Industries, Deerfield, IL and Monsanto, Owatonna
Gold-BASF Corporation, Clive, IA; Minnesota Turkey Council, Buffalo; and Seneca Foods Corporation, Montgomery.
Silver-Bayer CropSciences, Farmington; FMC Corporation, Maple Grove; Gislason & Hunter, New Ulm; Hormel Foods, Austin; Land O’Lakes, Shoreview; Minnesota Pork Board, Mankato; Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation, South St. Paul; The Schwan’s Food Company, Marshall; and United FCS, Willmar.
Bronze-AMPI, New Ulm; Canterbury Park, Shakopee; Carhartt, Buckhannon, WV; Central Livestock Association, South St. Paul; Christensen Farms, Sleepy Eye; Foremost Farms USA, Baraboo, WI; George and Mary Peichel, Fairfax; Jennie-O Turkey Store, Willmar; John Deere Company, Eagan; MAELC, St. Paul; Mark Jirik, Australia; Midwest Dairy Association, St. Paul; Minnesota Beef Council, Bloomington and Pioneer Hi-Bred, Mankato.
The Minnesota FFA Foundation partners with individuals and businesses to provide resources that promote and enhance premier leadership, personal growth and career success for Minnesota youth in Agricultural Education. For more information about the Minnesota FFA Foundation or how to support FFA, contact executive director Val Aarsvold at 507-534-0188 or visit us on the web at www.mnffafoundation.org.
For more information, contact: Val Aarsvold
Minnesota FFA Foundation Executive Director