Local communities support future agriculture leaders

Zoetis Industry Support Program is committed to helping FFA chapters nationwide
calendar icon 21 February 2024
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By: Zoetis

Veterinarians and animal health distributors continue to show support to the next generation of agriculture through the Zoetis Industry Support Program. From Feb. 1 through April 30, 2024, customers may designate a portion of sales from eligible Zoetis Cattle and Equine products to their local FFA chapters. Last year, more than $375,000 was donated to 1,175 FFA chapters with over 25,000 students benefiting from the contributions.

FFA chapters use the program funds in a variety of ways from helping to defray travel and event costs to funding community projects and scholarships. Christy Schuler, an FFA advisor in Bridgeport, Nebraska, used funds to purchase FFA jackets for new student members. “It’s a special way to welcome members into the chapter and show them the opportunities that they have in FFA and agriculture. They will make so many memories wearing those jackets.”

“As an organization, we are committed to supporting the next generation of agriculture and recognize the vital role that FFA plays in shaping tomorrow’s leaders,” said Jared Shriver, Senior Vice President, Head of Livestock, Equine and Platinum Performance at Zoetis. “The Industry Support Program provides our customers a unique way to support this mission in their own backyard. We’re proud to have continued this program with the National FFA Foundation and our customers for over 15 years.”

Schuler echoed the importance of community engagement and support. “The community is what built the [FFA] program and the community is what keeps it going.”

“These contributions make it possible for FFA to provide teachers and advisors with resources that have a lasting impact,” added Lori Randle, Senior Regional Director of the National FFA Foundation. “The Industry Support Program is a great example of building support for local FFA chapters and supporting the next generation of leaders in agriculture.”

The 2024 Industry Support Program started Feb. 1, 2024, and will conclude April 30, 2024. Zoetis customers have until May 5, 2024, to enroll and designate their preferred FFA chapters. To learn more about the program and how to contribute, please contact your local Zoetis representative or visit ZoetisUS.com/IndustrySupport.

See attached for high-res images of Christy Schuler and the Bridgeport FFA chapter.

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