John Deere and FFA Celebrate 75 Years of Partnership
John Deere gave their first gift to FFA in the middle of World War II. Seventy-five years and more than $13 million later, writes Martha Hoffman on FFA.org, the organizations are celebrating their partnership.
The milestone is being commemorated at the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo with a time capsule to be opened in 75 years, as well as a $75,000 donation from John Deere to the National FFA Organization’s Living to Serve Grants that provide funding for community service projects.
As the longest continuous corporate sponsor, John Deere has made an impactful investment in FFA. Bryant Mays, president of Delphi FFA in Indiana, spoke on behalf of FFA members at a press conference on Thursday, thanking John Deere for their support and “just how much of an honor it is that we have sponsors like John Deere to come alongside us over the past 75 years and support us through it all,” he said.
“I’m just looking forward to seeing this continue and grow even more,” Mays added.