Tom Steffen from Cenex of Killdeer recently presented a check for $5,591 to Killdeer FFA chapter president Chance Lundberg as Part of Red Brand’s “Homegrown” Program.
Submitted by LARRY LUNDBERG
Killdeer FFA Advisor
Posted May 10, 2013
KILLDEER — Tom Steffen from Cenex of Killdeer recently presented a check for $5,591 to Killdeer FFA chapter president Chance Lundberg as Part of Red Brand’s “Homegrown” Program.
Killdeer FFA Chapter received the highest amount of funds from this program throughout the nation with Cenex of Killdeer having the largest contribution from their sales of Red Brand Barbed wire.
The program is in its second year and has contributed a total of nearly $13,000 to the Killdeer FFA Chapter. Funds from the program are used for leadership workshops, state and national convention travel, as well as FFA Jackets for chapter members and officers.
The program is very simple.
For every roll of barbed wire sold at a participating retailer, the Red Brand wire company donates $1 to the local FFA Chapter.
Other local retailers that participate in the program are JP steel and Runnings Farm and Fleet, both of Dickinson. JP Steel contributed $2,376 and Runnings contributed a third of their portion in the amount of $667. In addition to the cash donations from Keystone wire, they also donated two gift certificates for the purchase of FFA jackets.
Red Brand Barbed wire is owned by Keystone Consolidated Industries of Peoria, Ill. Keystone has been a long- time supporter of the National FFA organization and the Red Brand “Homegrown” Program is part of their continuing commitment to FFA at the National and Local Level.
The Killdeer FFA members wish to express their sincere gratitude to all the participating retailers for supporting the program. The program gives FFA members the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities and makes activities more affordable for many more members.
The Killdeer FFA chapter has had a record-setting year with nearly 100 members. It is an all-time high membership. The program comes at a great time with the growth in membership.
The State FFA Convention is June 3 to 7 in Fargo, with 29 members planning to attend.