NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES ‘GIVE BACK TO YOUR ROOTS’ FFA GRANT RECIPIENTS
LOVELAND, Colo. (July 9, 2018) -- Leading provider of agricultural inputs, Nutrien Ag Solutions, today announced recipients of its Radiate: Give Back to Your Roots grant partnership with the National FFA Organization (FFA), formerly known as Future Farmers of America.
In launching its Give Back to Your Roots program, Nutrien has provided FFA with a monetary gift of $100,000. By using Radiate in their crops this season, growers will be assisting National FFA Alumni and Supporters chapters in communities across the country by doubling local grant access for new FFA applicants, chapter affiliation fees, plant science-based education opportunities and the purchase of necessary supplies for agricultural education programs.
“Supporting the next generation of agricultural leaders is foundational to Nutrien and our growers. It is our intent for the Give Back to Your Roots grant program to further the mission of FFA, while directly impacting the communities we serve in a sustainable way,” said Nutrien Vice President of Marketing and Innovation, Brent Smith.
2018 grant recipients include the following Chapters:
- Lebanon FFA Alumni Chapter, Lebanon, IN ($5,000)
- North Bend FFA Alumni Chapter, North Bend, NE ($5,000)
- Rolesville FFA Alumni Chapter, Rolesville, NC ($5,000)
- Dallas FFA Alumni Chapter, Dallas, OR ($5,000)
- Whiteford FFA Alumni Chapter, Temperance, MI ($5,000)
- Centralia FFA Alumni and Boosters Chapter, Centralia, MO ($2,500)
- Imbler FFA Alumni Chapter, Imbler, OR ($2,500)
Each grant applicant and/or application is eligible to receive up to $5,000. The next 2018 grant submission deadline is Sept. 4. The application process and additional information on the Give Back to Your Roots grant program can be found by visiting the program’s website at ffa.org/AlumniGrants or RadiateGiveback.com.
“Nutrien’s Give Back to Your Roots program is an investment in supporting local agricultural education programs and the future of agriculture,” said Joshua Rusk, executive director of the National FFA Alumni and Supporters. “We highly value our partnership with Nutrien Ag Solutions and their continuing support of our mission.”
About Nutrien Ag Solutions:
Nutrien Ag Solutions is a unit of Nutrien Ltd., the world’s largest provider of crop nutrients, inputs and services. Nutrien plays a critical role in helping growers around the globe increase food production in a sustainable manner. To learn more, visit nutrienagsolutions.com and nutrien.com.
Radiate is a patented combination of plant growth hormones, specifically designed to help develop longer, stronger, healthier roots and increase plants’ ability to utilize more essential nutrients and water in growers’ fields. The unique balance of IBA and Kinetin found in Radiate consistently supports maximum root growth and plant performance. Ideal for corn, soybeans, cotton, peanuts, wheat, potatoes, sugarbeets and dozens of other crops—one thing is for sure, if it has roots it needs Radiate. To learn more, visit radiateroots.ag.
About National FFA Organization:
National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 653,359 student members as part of 8,568 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. FFA’s 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. 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 National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog at ffanewhorizons.org.
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