We donated a total of $8,186 to the five state FFA associations in our territory during our Shaking Up Ag Education events to celebrate National Ag Week. We gave out one free milkshake per person, and matched the cost of each as a donation to the local state FFA organization for that event.
“We are proud to show our support for the agricultural industry and the FFA Organization through our Shaking Up Ag Education events,” says Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “It was great to celebrate National Ag Week with the public through milkshakes from local creameries and these impactful donations.”
The following donations were made from MidAtlantic Farm Credit to each state FFA association:
Delaware FFA: $700
Maryland FFA: $3,736
Pennsylvania FFA: $2,750
Virginia FFA: $500
West Virginia FFA: $500
More than 1,400 milkshakes were served to the community during the three days. There was an additional $922 in cash donations given by the public to the FFA associations during the events.
"I'm delighted to celebrate National Ag Week by giving out free milkshakes to the community with MidAtlantic Farm Credit," says Alayna Harrell, Pennsylvania FFA Reporter. "FFA appreciates our partnership with Farm Credit to support the 1,300 student members throughout Pennsylvania with scholarships, SAE project grants, and FFA chapter opportunities."
Events were held at eight locations across MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s five-state territory. Local creameries provided the milkshakes and Farm Credit staff delivered them to guests through their car windows. Members of each state FFA organization were also in attendance to help run the events and celebrate National Ag Week with the Association and the public.
“I’d like to thank MidAtlantic Farm Credit for their continued support of the Maryland FFA Association,” adds Terri Shank, Maryland FFA Executive Director. “This Shaking Up Ag Day donation will be used to support many leadership opportunities for our students in the future.”
For more information about the Shaking Up Ag Day events, visit mafc.com/shake.