South Dakota FFA Foundation launches Star Partner Program
January 20, 2012
The South Dakota FFA has been a major part of the spirit of South Dakota’s youth and agriculture for more than 80 years. The Star Partner Program joins the efforts of South Dakota businesses and organizations with FFA’s mission of developing premier leadership, personal growth and career success for youth involved in agriculture education.
“The need to build partnerships in support of local and state agricultural education programs continues to grow as budgets are increasingly tight,” said Gerri Ann Eide, executive director of the South Dakota FFA Foundation.
The South Dakota FFA Foundation’s Star Partner program welcomes a growing list of supporters that see the value of South Dakota FFA and agricultural education:
Distinguished Star Partners: Northland Ford Dealers
2-Star Partners: Pioneer Hi-Bred; DEKALB/Asgrow; Channel; South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council; and ADM Benson Quinn
1-Star Partners: Farm Credit Services of Americas; RDO Equipment; North Central Farmers Elevator; and C & B Operations, LLC (Potter County Implement, Gettysburg; Walworth County Implement, Selby; Edmunds County Implement, Roscoe; Greenline Implement, Miller; Fred Haar, Freeman; Fred Haar Implement, Yankton; Fred Haar Implement, Wagner; and Davison County Implement, Mitchell).
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Star Partner Program support provides resources for the South Dakota FFA Association, South Dakota FFA Alumni, South Dakota Association of Agricultural Educators, Post-Secondary Agricultural Student organization, South Dakota FFA Foundation and agricultural education at South Dakota State University.
“It’s a win-win partnership as our agriculture education programs receive valuable support to prepare future employees for agricultural careers and develop skills to provide leadership for their local communities, while at the same time businesses and organizations receive year-long recognition for their partnership,” said Eide.
For a complete listing of South Dakota FFA Foundation Star Partners visit http://www.sdffafoundation.org.
– South Dakota FFA