INDIANAPOLIS — Corteva Agriscience recently announced that it would be working hand in hand with the National FFA Organization when it comes to providing the next generation of leaders.
For the past 60 years, the company has supported the FFA mission, and this year, the support continues to grow.
This summer, Corteva Agriscience donated a recurring gift of $20,000 for five years to help students in need receive the official FFA blue jacket.
Through the Give the Gift of Blue program, students who may not otherwise be able to afford the iconic blue jacket can be nominated to receive their own jacket.
“Supporting FFA as they develop the leaders of tomorrow allows us to invest in our communities,” said Tony Klemm, Corteva Agriscience global corn portfolio leader and National FFA Sponsors’ Board member. “Working with the organization allows us to enable FFA members to continue to give back to their own communities.”
In addition to helping fund the Give the Gift of Blue program, Corteva Agriscience also has increased funding of the FFA mission, making the company a platinum sponsor of the student leader organization.
It has supported the organization in many different ways — from state-specific grants to support for the National FFA Convention and Expo to supporting the New Century Farmer conference and much more.
“We are so appreciative of the support that Corteva Agriscience continues to give us,” said Molly Ball, president of the National FFA Foundation.
“Along with supporting our vision of providing a future generation of leaders, they are also supporting our advisers and agriculture educators.”