On January 3, 2018, Central Region Cooperative Board Members Larry Dean, Jason Boll, Tyler Slinden and Brian Broderius presented a donation of $3,333 each to the ACGC FFA Chapter in Grove City and BLHS FFA Chapter in Hector. Both donations were composed of $1,666.67 from Central Region Cooperative in addition to a match donation of $1,666.67 from the Cobank Sharing Success Program. The ACGC FFA Chapter, advised by Michelle Hansen, plans to use the donation to help offset the cost for its members to attend state and national convention. Jill Grams, advisor of the BLHS FFA Chapter, plans to use the donation to help pay for the cost of an upcoming woods class which gives the students an opportunity to build a farmhouse coffee table. The remainder of the donation will be used for other supplies for the agriculture department in addition to offsetting the cost of a leadership camp which many students have shown interest in. Jill Grams has been the FFA Advisor for BLHS for 3 years and has grown the chapter membership from 22 to 44 members.
ACGC FFA Chapter Donation
Front row, left to right: Daniel Williamson, Treasurer; Savannah Stafford, Reporter; Tyler Slinden, CRC Associate Board Member; Skylar Schmidt, President; Maggie Meyer, Vice President; Hattie Kragenbring, Secretary. Back row, left to right: Ryan Peterson; CRC Board Members Brian Broderius, Jason Boll, and Larry Dean; and Ethan Melberg, Sentinel.
BLHS FFA Chapter Donation
Central Region Cooperative Board Members Jason Boll and Larry Dean (back left) and Brian Broderius (back right) presented Samuel Schroeder, BLHS Principal, Jill Grams and her Vet Science class the $3,333 donation.
On January 5, 2018, Central Region Cooperative Board Members Ron Wendinger and Bruce Froehlich presented a donation of $3,333 to the officer team of the GFW Pioneer Express FFA Chapter in Winthrop. The donation was composed of $1,666.66 from Central Region Cooperative in addition to a match donation of $1,666.66 from the Cobank Sharing Success Program. The FFA Chapter plans to use the donation to help pay for numerous events and agricultural education projects planned during FFA Week. The GFW Pioneer Express FFA Chapter is advised by Mirinda Goblish and has 45 members.
GFW Pioneer Express Donation
Front row, left to right: Central Region Cooperative Board Members Ron Wendinger and Bruce Froehlich, Cassidy Wiethoff, President; Lauren Roiger, Treasurer; Haley Schwecke, Vice President; Jordan Rettig, Secretary; Carter Nachreiner, Reporter.