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Elanco Supports Ag Leadership Through FFA Commitments

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National FFA Vice President Sarah Draper (Left) and FFA Chief Operating Officer Josh Bledsoe (Right)
National FFA Vice President Sarah Draper (Left) and FFA Chief Operating Officer Josh Bledsoe (Right)

Elanco Animal Health has been a proud sponsor of the National FFA for the past 36 years. Building leaders in agriculture as well as fighting food insecurity and hunger have been common connection points for the two organizations and are the pillars of their partnership.

As one of the longest running corporate sponsors of the National FFA Organization, Elanco supports the following activities:

  • Agriculture Leadership:

National FFA Convention and Expo – Agricultural Issues Career Development Events (CDE) competition, Career Success Tours, Educational Tours, National                                      Convention Workshops, Delegate Luncheon, Delegate Networking Event,  American Degree Reception

Regional Conferences – Focused on developing career and life skills for students in the FFA from across the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

  • Creating a Food-Secure World:

Food for All Grants – Helping chapters find innovative ways to produce quality nutrition to provide to those in need in their local communities

149 Local FFA Chapters – Supporting various initiatives from Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) projects to school farms

“With the 89th National FFA Convention in our backyard, it is great opportunity for Elanco to share our support of the organization,” said Amanda Kephart, Elanco Beef and Swine Marketing Manager and National FFA Foundation Sponsor’s Board Chair. “National FFA talks about ‘growing leaders, building communities’ and that resonates with our people and our priorities at Elanco.”

“National FFA Foundation is grateful for the support from Elanco Animal Health that comes through our aligned values,” added Lori Randle, Regional Director with the National FFA Foundation.  “Their continued support helps FFA to grow leaders from experiences such as the National Convention and Expo and leadership development experiences. It helps build strong communities and a better world through platforms that include hands-on solutions for food insecurity. Ultimately, Elanco invests in our most valuable resource — tomorrow’s leaders — by strengthening agriculture through career exploration and entrepreneurial achievement.”

To follow Elanco during the upcoming 2016 National FFA Convention, find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.  If you are using Snapchat while at convention, check out the filters featuring Elanco and FFA.

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