Farmers Cooperative Donates to Tri-County FFA

Farmers Cooperative has donated $2,500 to the Nebraska FFA Foundation to directly support local FFA programming needs. Tri County was one of six FFA Chapters selected to earn a grant. The Tri County FFA Chapter has received $500 to be used for their chapter development.


The Tri County FFA Chapter received this grant to establish an arboretum on the school campus. The chapter members will do the design, identification, planting, watering and staking for the project. Some of the goals they have for this project include enhancing the nursery and landscape class by having trees and shrubs identified and staked with the scientific and common name and to provide the ecology class with species identification.


“We are happy to donate to these programs. The Farmers Cooperative knows that these young people represent our future customers, and employees, as well as our future community leaders. For these reasons, we believe that it important to support our local FFA chapters and the work that they do.”  Our slogan is “Investing in Our Owners’ Success! And the Farmers Cooperative believes that investing in our agricultural youth today will insure our future success tomorrow. We are proud and happy to donate to the Nebraska FFA Foundation and support local FFA” says Ron Velder, Farmers Cooperative General Manager.

Front Row Left to Right:  Taylor Cammack; Tiffany Pearson; Gerald Lytle, Plymouth Grain Branch Manager; Pete Spilker; Jacob Kapke  Back Row Left to Right:  Dave Barnard, Tri County FFA Advisor; Brian Scherling, Farmers Cooperative Seed Operations Manager; Mike McLain, Plymouth Agronomy Branch Manager; Brent Colgrove, Farmers Cooperative Tire Manager; Dennis Kenning, Farmers Cooperative Sales & Marketing Manager