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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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.

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





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