Growth Energy Makes Multi Year Committment to FFAFri, 31 Oct 2014 06:19:35 CDT
Growth Energy has announced this week a multi-year commitment and new partnership with the National FFA Organization to build on critical projects that prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders in American agriculture. The multi-year sponsorship, a first-time gift to the FFA, has already begun with teacher and student workshops presented by Growth Energy this week at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky.
On hand for Growth Energy in Louisville is Kelly Manning, Vice President for Development. Farm Director Ron Hays talked with manning about their involvement with the FFA at the Expo- you can hear that conversation by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.
“Growth Energy is thrilled to help sponsor several important programs for FFA, including expanded opportunities to continue to educate FFA’s members on critical issues such as the important role that biofuels and energy play in American agriculture. Additionally, together, we will continue to build a robust networking system to attract new agricultural teachers and highlight the opportunities FFA members have as they enter the workforce. Ultimately, this comes down to investing in our most valuable resource —tomorrow’s leaders of American agriculture," stated Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy.
Specifically, the Growth Energy partnership will focus on assistance in supporting the Curriculum for Ag Science Education (CASE), as well as a personalized career exploration and development resource called “My Journey.” Furthermore, Growth Energy will also support the TeachAg program in efforts to attract more teachers for the enhanced education of FFA members. Additionally, Growth Energy will be leading select National FFA Convention sessions and providing support for FFA during their Washington, D.C. leadership conference.
“FFA is critical to the future of American agriculture. As our nation’s farmers become more productive and efficient, it is important that the next generation learns the best ways to provide both food and fuel while understanding the significance of being a true steward of the land and ensuring sustainable farming for generations to come,” added Buis.
“I was an FFA member, and so was Jeff Broin, the co-chairman of Growth Energy’s Board of Directors, along with many, many other leaders in the ethanol industry. The programs and services FFA provides are immeasurable and they continue to prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow. I could not be more pleased to support a program that offers so much to those going into the field of agriculture. FFA not only instills the intrinsic values of the importance of agriculture, but also fosters leadership, innovation and stewardship of the land. By partnering with FFA, we know we are helping support the future of American agriculture and the biofuels industry,” Buis concluded.
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