Mayer Farm Equipment, LLC, along with AGCO Corporation, participated in the National FFA Organization AGCO dealer’s chapter grant program through the National FFA Foundation for an opportunity to recognize and support local FFA chapters.
Through the chapter grant program, AGCO and its strong independent dealer network continue to support FFA at the local, state and national levels. In recognition of each dealer’s contribution, a local chapter selected by the AGCO dealer received an $800 grant check for chapter use. In addition to the chapter award, the state receives a $200 grant check.
This year marks the second year of the program. Twenty grants were awarded this month and they will be used to support ongoing student projects, purchase new classroom equipment and support new students’ projects. “Through chapter grant programs, dealers offer amazing opportunities that impact FFA at all levels – local, state and national. AGCO dealers support of FFA, and its 629,367 members, makes obtaining our mission of making a positive difference in the lives our members possible,” said Molly Ball, president of the National FFA Foundation.
This year’s recipient from the Miami Trace FFA chapter is Brock Wilt. Brock is the son of Wes and Michelle Wilt of Washington Court House. Brock has been a four-year member of the Miami Trace FFA chapter, where he has developed his leadership skills as a chapter officer.
Brock has also excelled in Career Development Events by winning the state Novice Parliamentary Procedure and Livestock Evaluation contests. Brock was also a member of the third place National FFA Livestock Evaluation team. Brock plans on continuing his education at Illinois Central College and being a member of the livestock judging team. After two years, Brock plans on transferring to Ohio State University and pursuing a degree in agriculture education.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 629,367 student members who belong to one of the 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
This article was submitted by Miami Trace/Great Oaks FFA.