INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 /National FFA Organization) – This fall, Tractor Supply Company (TSC) will be honored on stage with Distinguished Service Citation at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky.
Since 1985, Tractor Supply has supported the National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation and their various programs and initiatives. The company is a strong supporter of proficiencies, career development events and alumni programs.
In 2012, the company developed Growing Scholars, a program during which Tractor Supply customers donated $1 to FFA at checkout. Tractor Supply raised funding for 284 scholarships for FFA members and created a “Out Here Cookbook,” a publication of recipes that raised $41,000 to support “Feeding the World-Starting at Home,” an FFA hunger-fighting initiative.
Tractor Supply supports FFA nationally and at local levels throughout the country. This year, the company launched a DuMOR feed program that discounts and rewards FFA members that buy feed from their local Tractor Supply store. The company continues to look for new ways to invest in the National FFA Organization and this fall will have representation on the National FFA Foundation’s Sponsors’ Board.
The company was nominated by Kim Weseli, a regional director at the National FFA Foundation. John Wendler, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply, will represent the company in an on-stage ceremony at convention to accept the recognition on Nov. 1 during the fourth general session.
Awards such as the Distinguished Service Citation recognize that FFA makes a greater impression on students through the cooperation of the entire community. FFA and agricultural education programs have helped millions of students achieve extraordinary success for 86 years.
The National FFA Organization 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.
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The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 579,678 student members as part of 7,570 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
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