Central Valley Ag (CVA) is one of our Spotlight Sponsors for the 2015-2016 year. They have been a sponsor of the Nebraska FFA Foundation for eight years now. CVA is a member-owned farmers’ cooperative located in Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa. The cooperative provides agronomy, energy, feed, and grain products and services to over 15,000 producers in the area. More than 850 fulltime CVA employees strive to be the first choice for any of the producers’ needs.
Central Valley Ag chooses to support Nebraska FFA because they truly believe in FFA. Kelli Jo Reznicek, the CVA Communications Specialist said, “It is so important to show support for the future of the agricultural industry.” The cooperative has seen many benefits from being a sponsor. Central Valley Ag’s sponsorship has helped them to portray a positive image of CVA in a fact that they truly believe in the young individuals involved in FFA and understand their role in the future of agriculture. This has also provided them with a great opportunity to meet and recruit young individuals once they are finished with their education.
Central Valley Ag is not only active on the state level, but also on the local level. They do a variety of activities with the local FFA chapters. They often have the local chapters help out at the events they host. They feel that the students have a great educational opportunity at the events and in turn receive a donation from CVA. Another way they are involved with local chapters is by giving presentations at the schools. The employees visit the schools to talk about what a coop is, precision technology, grain marketing, or any other topic that benefits their education. The employees also judge at the local and state levels.
The Nebraska FFA Foundation would like to thank Central Valley Ag Cooperative for their generous donations over the past eight years.