Company to host FFA educational reception in San Francisco Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO – April 10, 2013 – Wilbur-Ellis Company has a long and rich history with FFA. Many of the company’s employees are former members of FFA and several have held leadership positions in the organization. The company continues to support this rewarding organization through local, state and national funding, and today, Wilbur-Ellis is announcing its 2013 commitment to FFA.
“An investment in FFA means an investment in our company and to the sustainable future of our food supply,” said Jim Loar, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Wilbur-Ellis. “We have been continually impressed by the knowledge and passion that the youth of FFA bring to our company and the industry. These individuals are committed to agriculture, and likewise we are committed to help cultivate their careers through FFA.”
Wilbur-Ellis employees have long donated their own money to FFA. In an effort to broaden the contribution outreach within the company, Wilbur-Ellis plans to continue its corporate match program for individual employee contributions. Other corporate contributions to FFA include:
- National Career Fair
- Proficiency judging event
- AgCareers.com Launch Partner
- Local chapter support
- Separate donation from Wilbur-Ellis Feed Division
Wilbur-Ellis also plans on hosting an FFA educational reception in the San Francisco Bay Area on April 11.
The National FFA Foundation is the fundraising arm of the National FFA Organization, which provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 557,318 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,498 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
About Wilbur-Ellis Company
Founded in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis is a leading international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients. By developing strong relationships, making strategic market investments and capitalizing on new opportunities, Wilbur-Ellis has continued to grow its business with sales now over $3 billion.
For more information, please visit www.wilburellis.com
About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members as part of 7,498 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at www.FFA.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.