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MKC Donates to Kansas FFA Foundation

Nov 03, 2020

MKC recognizes the leadership development offered by the Kansas FFA Association and as such, donated $10,000 to the Kansas FFA Foundation to assist in its mission of enabling Kansas Agriculture Education and FFA programs to empower future leaders and their passions. A large portion of MKC’s donations go toward programs that promote ag education and leadership development, alleviate hunger in its communities and improve or enhance community safety.

“This is a great opportunity for us to assist the Kansas FFA Association, which plays such a positive role in the lives of so many young people within our trade territory,” says Brad Stedman, president and CEO, MKC. “It is exciting to think those same youth will be the future leaders of our communities.”
 
"The Kansas FFA Foundation is blessed to receive the support of MKC,” said Beth Gaines, executive director of the Kansas FFA Foundation. “This generous donation will be used to provide jackets to deserving students in the MKC trade territory, sponsor Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) grants for students to launch or grow their own agriculture-related ventures and help support our state-wide service initiative to be held during the State FFA convention in the spring. These dollars represent growing and supporting future agricultural leaders and we are proud to work side by side with MKC."
 
Funds totaling more than $32,000 have been donated to the Kansas FFA Foundation since 2016.