Agtegra Cooperative Donates to over 200 ND and SD 4-H and FFA Programs

May 23, 2024

FFA Donation
Agtegra Cooperative has announced donations to over 200 4-H and FFA programs in North Dakota and South Dakota this year. These donations are a part of the cooperative’s agricultural education community impact strategy.
“We are proud to support 4-H and FFA because of their commitment to developing future agricultural leaders,” says Agtegra CEO Jason Klootwyk. “The future of the agriculture industry and our rural communities relies on our youth, and we are proud to help support their education through these organizations.”

Part of being a member-owned business includes supporting the growth and development of its communities, which is evident in Agtegra’s commitment to agricultural education and the role it plays in developing the future workforce and future farmers/ranchers. Agtegra’s donations, including a matching grant from the Land O’Lakes Foundation, will impact 159 4-H clubs and 45 FFA chapters across its trade territory.
Klootwyk notes how his involvement in 4-H shaped the foundation of his career path.
“4-H was where I gained my first leadership experience as an officer and then as president of my club. I gained valuable experience in planning, speaking, keeping records, and holding myself and others accountable. There were also tremendous activities and opportunities for fellowship and friendship. All those experiences played a big part in my path in agriculture as I grew up,” says Klootwyk.
Agtegra supports 4-H and FFA because of the cooperative’s mission to enhance agricultural education throughout its trade territory. Both programs place an emphasis on developing youth’s skills in areas of leadership and agricultural education through a hands-on approach. As an agricultural cooperative rooted in rural communities, supporting these programs also means providing future workforce development for the industry.

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