Farm Credit Services of America donates money to local FFA chapters
Farm Credit Services of America continues its commitment to support youth in agriculture by encouraging participation in FFA. Farm Credit Services of America donated funds to the District 5 FFA. The district used the money to host the 1st annual Rushmore Leadership Roundup. District 5 FFA chapters consist of members from the following FFA chapters: Lemmon, Bison, Harding County, Eagle Butte, Newell, Sturgis, Rapid City, Wall, Kadoka and Philip.
“Farm Credit Services of America is pleased to make this investment in the youth of tomorrow’s agriculture,” stated Doug Theel, Vice President of the Rapid City Marketplace. “The future of agriculture lies within its youth. That is why Farm Credit Services of America is so heavily involved in FFA, 4-H and other local, state and national agricultural youth programs.”
The Rushmore Leadership Roundup gave students the opportunity to participate in a local Leadership Career Development Event before advancing onto the district level for competition. Students competed in eight different areas including Job Interview, Agriculture Sales, Public Speaking, Parliamentary Procedure, Ag Broadcasting, Extemporaneous Speaking, Junior Parliamentary Procedure and Creed Speaking.
Farm Credit Services of America is proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With over 76,500 customers, assets of $13 billion, and a patronage program, FCSAmerica is the leading provider of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn more at http://www.fcsamerica.com. F
–Rapid City FFA
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