John Deere and the National FFA Organization have been in partnership for the past 75 years. To commemorate that, John Deere is making a $75,000 contribution to the FFA Living to Serve Platform. The funds are in addition to the wide range of FFA activities that John Deere already supports. Sam Allen, Deere and Company CEO and Chairman, says, “The FFA Living to Serve Platform inspires members to put leadership into action through service activities and prepares them to be responsible leaders in agriculture and many other professions in the future.”
The Deere contribution provides support for FFA chapters to help build stronger communities through various service projects that address environmental responsibility, hunger, health and nutrition, community safety, and community engagement. John Deere is the longest-running corporate sponsor of FFA. They’re celebrating the partnership not only with the grant but with the presentation of a time capsule with 75 items donated by FFA members. Those items represent the past, present, and future of FFA, John Deere, and the agriculture industry.