Illinois-based John Deere is continuing its longstanding partnership with the National FFA Organization in Indianapolis. The company has announced it will donate $1 million to the FFA each year for the next five years.
John Deere says the donation is meant to help the FFA "continue its strides in creating future leaders."
"John Deere has been a deeply loyal and generous partner of FFA for many years," said Molly Ball, National FFA Foundation President. "The announcement of this continued commitment with this multi-year gift speaks volumes to their dedication to the future of agriculture and FFA. Through gifts like this, we are able to continue to pursue our mission and strengthen the future leaders of agriculture and agricultural education."
The National FFA Organization and John Deere have a relationship dating back more than 70 years. The FFA says previous gifts from John Deere have supported the organization’s career development events, national chapter awards, and leadership conferences, among other aspects of the FFA.
A spokesperson for John Deere says the company is "privileged" to partner with the FFA and looks forward to continuing the shared commitment to tomorrow’s ag leaders.