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FFA Sponsors & Donors

Since the National FFA Foundation’s founding in 1944, sponsors have contributed more than $200 million to support FFA and agriculture education. FFA sponsors receive the gratitude of more than 600,000 FFA members, their families and 11,000 agriculture teachers nationwide.

Individual Donor and Planned Giving Recognition

You can view our individual and planned giving donors on our Honor Roll page.

Sponsor Recognition

Platinum Sponsors


The CHS Foundation is funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc., the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company. As a part of the CHS stewardship focus, the CHS Foundation supports organizations that develop future leaders for agriculture through education and leadership programs, improve agricultural safety and enhance community vitality in rural America. The CHS Foundation is a proud supporter of National Teach Ag, National FFA and 15 state FFA associations. To learn more, visit chsinc.com/stewardship.

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For more than 185 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and small farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Deere & Company is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land — those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit www.deere.com and follow John Deere on Facebook and Twitter.

Monsanto is a global modern agriculture company. Through the power of collaboration and innovation we develop new tools that help the world’s farmers grow crops using less of the earth’s natural resources – water, land, and energy. Through programs and partnerships, we work with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to drive innovation to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. To learn more about Monsanto, its commitments and our more than 20,000 dedicated employees, please visit www.monsanto.com, and follow Monsanto on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

RFD-TV is the nation’s first 24-hour television channel dedicated to servicing the needs and interests of rural America with programming focused on agriculture, equine and rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertainment. The channel is distributed to more than 41 million homes worldwide by DBS and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV, Mediacom, Charter, Optimum, Brighthouse, Suddenlink, Time Warner, Cox and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. The bi-monthly RFD-TV The Magazine has more 180,000 paid subscribers, and the company operates RFD-TV The Theatre in Branson, Mo. For more information, visit their website: www.rfdtv.com.

Tractor Supply Company has been a proud partner with the FFA for 29 years. This partnership is an outstanding way to connect with our customers, future customers, team members and future team members. It's also an important way to give back to the communities where we live and work. The efforts of the FFA help young people learn valuable life skills for the future. Not only does the FFA provide personal growth and development opportunities for this country's young people, it also promotes and sustains the values and ethics we share. It's our honor to be an FFA Platinum Sponsor and help advance the work of this important organization. All of us at Tractor Supply Company appreciate all that you do to support the future leaders of America. Visit www.tractorsupply.com.

Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products, genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2016, the company generated annual revenue of $4.9 billion with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetisUS.com.

Gold Sponsors

$500,000 - $999,999

Since Chevy trucks first rolled off the assembly line and onto the farm, agriculture and farming have been vital to Chevrolet. Our trucks have played an important part in helping farmers do the work necessary to feed our great nation. And farming has helped Chevrolet achieve success too. For over a century, Chevrolet has been a passionate believer in the power of ingenuity and innovation in our quest to find new roads.

Chevrolet and its dealers are honored to continue our ongoing participation in the FFA collegiate scholarship program in support of our longstanding relationship with the National FFA. For more information about Chevrolet, go to Chevrolet.com and follow Chevrolet on Facebook and Twitter.

For more than 200 years, DuPont has brought world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace through innovative products, materials and services. Our market-driven innovation introduces thousands of new products and patent applications every year. DuPont is proud to build on this heritage by partnering with others to tackle the unprecedented challenges in food, energy and protection now facing our world. Together, we believe we can provide enough healthy food for people everywhere, decrease dependence on fossil fuels and protect people and the environment for generations to come. We look forward to what a third century of science and innovation can do. 

To learn more, please visit www.dupont.com/

A proud sponsor of FFA since 1948, Ford is the largest corporate sponsor of collegiate scholarships to FFA members. Since 1997, the amount awarded is more than $11 million. Ford Trucks is proud of its 66 year history of FFA support. Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 186,000 employees and about 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. To learn more, please visit www.ford.com

Red Brand is the premium line of agricultural fencing products and reigns as the most recognized brand of farm fence in the United States. Since 1889 Red Brand has been standing guard with top quality, American-made fence products for a wide variety of applications. Whether it’s the full-time farmer or the part-time enthusiast, Red Brand is the product of choice when selecting the best in farm fence.

To learn more, please visit www.redbrand.com or www.facebook.com/redbrandagfence.


Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/Syngenta

Silver Sponsors

$250,000 - $499,999

Archer Daniels Midland Company is one of the world's largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, serving customers in more than 140 countries. With more than 33,000 employees, 460 crop procurement locations, 300 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 40 innovation centers and the world's premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, serving the vital needs of a growing world by making products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com.

BASF is the world’s largest chemical company, creating chemistry for a sustainable future across more than a dozen industries globally. Our U.S. Crop Protection division provides innovative crop inputs, seed treatments and biological solutions through close collaboration with our customers, because we know the chemistry created in the field is just as important as the chemicals created in the lab. Learn more

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to nourishing the world in a safe, responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit Cargill.com.

Case IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment, committed to collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful, productive, reliable equipment — designed to meet today's agricultural challenges. New Holland Agriculture sells and services an innovative line of agricultural equipment, including a full line of tractors, hay and forage equipment, harvesting and crop production. Case IH and New Holland Agriculture are brands of CNH Industrial N.V. CNH Industrial Capital is the captive financial services provider for the CNH Industrial family of brands and is committed to delivering flexible and easy to use financial products to its customers.

Culver's wouldn't be what it is today without the family farms that grow and produce the wholesome, delicious food we proudly serve at our more than 550 restaurants. Through "Thank You, Farmers" we're turning our gratitude into full-fledged support of today's farm families, while helping ensure the future of the next generation. To learn more about Culver's efforts to support America's farm families, visit www.culvers.com/farmers and follow Culver's on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Dow AgroSciences discovers, develops, and brings to market crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions for the growing world. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and had annual global sales of $6.4 billion in 2015 and employs approximately 9,000 globally. Learn more at www.dowagro.com. Follow Dow AgroSciences on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed

Elanco’s vision is to enrich lives through food and companionship. The world population is expected to increase from seven to nine billion people by 2050. We must act together, and it’s imperative that we act now to end hunger. Elanco’s 5,000 employees are working every day to provide innovative solutions that will produce enough food. To learn more we encourage you to visit www.elanco.com and join the Enough Movement at www.enoughmovement.com. Together we can feed the world.

Growth Energy represents the producers and supporters of ethanol who feed the world and fuel America in ways that achieve energy independence, improve economic well-being and create a healthier environment for all Americans now. For more information, please visit us at www.GrowthEnergy.org, follow us on Twitter @GrowthEnergy or connect with us on Facebook.

Merck Animal Health offers one of the industry's most innovative portfolios – not only of products, but also of services and technologies – to prevent, treat and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species. Our mission – The Science of Healthier Animals – guides all of our work. Healthier animals mean a sustainable food supply, protection for humans against diseases passed from animals, and longer, healthier lives for pets. For more information, visit www.merck-animal-health-usa.com or twitter.com/merckah

Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck Brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with one goal: to build the best pickup trucks and commercial vehicles in the industry.

Creating a distinct identity for Ram Trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day in and day out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.

In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

To learn more, please visit www.ramtrucks.com/en

Five Star

$100,000 - $249,999

Four Star

$50,000 - $99,999

American Farm Bureau Federation

Arctic Cat

Aurora Cooperative Elevator Company

Beck's Hybrids

Brandt Consolidated

Carhartt Inc.

Crop Production Services

FMC Corporation, Agricultural Solutions

Kerry Taste and Nutrition

Indiana Soybean Alliance/Indiana Corn Marketing Council


Lincoln Electric Company/The James F Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation

Nutra Blend

Sealed Air Corporation



Tyson Foods

U.S. Army

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Wilbur-Ellis Company

WIX Filters


Yamaha Motor Corporation USA

Three Star

$25,000 - $49,999

American Veterinary Medical Association

Arysta LifeScience North America Corporation

Carry-On Trailer

CCOF Foundation

Family Farm & Home, Inc.

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa

Fastline Media Group

Helena Chemical Company

Hormel Foods Corporation


Mahindra USA Tractors

Nationwide Foundation


PNC Bank

Portacool, LLC

Provimi North America, Inc.

Southern States Co-op

State Farm

The Agricultural Experience Tracker (The AET)

Wahl Clipper Corporation

Two Star

$10,000 - $24,999

AgReliant Genetics

AgriServices of Brunswick LLC

AgriVision Equiptment Group


Allflex USA Inc.

American Welding Society

Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Bader Rutter and Associates Inc.

Ball Horticultural Company

Black & Decker, Inc.

Blain's Farm & Fleet

Briggs and Stratton Corporation

Chevron Products Company

City Barbeque

Cobb-Vantress, Incorporated

CTB, Inc. (Chore-Time Brock)

Davey Tree Expert Company

Dean Foods Company

Ducks Unlimited


Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts

Hobart Welding Products

Huntington University

Ice Miller LLP

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance/Indiana Farm Bureau

Jerome Foundation

Kuhn North America

LA-CO Markal

Livingston Machinery Company

Meade Tractor

MetLife Foundation


Mid-States Distributing Co.

Midwest PMS

Monty's Plant Food Company



National Crop Insurance Services

National High School Rodeo Association

Newly Weds Foods, Inc.

Nufarm Americas

Organic Valley - CROPP Cooperative


Paradise Tomato Kitchens


Rain for Rent

Rose Acre Farms Inc.

Seneca Foods Corporation

Standlee Premium Western Forage

The Toro Company

Theisen's Home-Farm-Auto

Tulsa Welding School

Universal Technical Institute