Partnership donates nearly $500,000 to local FFA chapters

Apr 10, 2009
by WLJ
Partnership donates nearly $500,000 to local FFA chapters

Through a collaboration of 830 veterinarians, animal health suppliers, and Pfizer Animal Health, nearly $500,000 has been donated to local FFA chapters across the country. Through purchases of Pfizer Animal Health’s vaccines, veterinarians and animal health suppliers were able to donate to a local FFA chapter of their choice.

“The FFA is a grassroots organization that makes its best impact at the local level,” said Will Fett, regional director of the National FFA Foundation. In addition to the local donation program, which Pfizer Animal Health also exe cuted this spring and plans to continue in the fall, the company is supporting the FFA at the national level.

A National FFA Convention teacher classroom workshop will be sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health this year and will include cutting-edge veterinary sciences curriculum focusing on livestock health issues and production management.

“Pfizer Animal Health recognizes the classroom will not only provide valuable information to agricultural educators, but also drive important education at the local level,” explained Fett. ——— WLJ