Farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative is holding a month-long fundraiser to help raise money for Future Farmers of America at the local, state and national levels.

Southern States is holding its annual FFA Paper Emblem campaign throughout the March, when customers can donate $1 or more at checkout and sign their name on an “I’m Supporting FFA” emblem that will be displayed in the store’s window.

“Young farmers are the future of food production,” said Jeff Stroburg, president and CEO of Southern States. “As a farmer-owned cooperative, we take tremendous pride in investing in the young farmers of America and will continue to contribute to their development as future leaders in agriculture.”

Half of the funds collected will benefit a local FFA chapter in the community; the other half will benefit the National FFA Foundation. Ten percent of all donations will go to the state FFA Association.

The campaign kicks off March 1.

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