Ardent Mills has partnered with the National FFA Organization to fight hunger, improve safety, recruit future leaders and contribute to the success of agriculture and milling.

Formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, the National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 653,404 student members participating in 8,568 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

As a three-star partner, Ardent Mills will provide monetary support to the FFA at the national level, supporting the Living to Serve platform, which empowers students to make a positive impact in their community. The partnership also will make connections to local FFA chapters in both rural and urban settings across Ardent Mills’ U.S. and Puerto Rico footprint, the company said.

“We are excited to partner with FFA for several reasons,” said Dan Dye, chief executive officer of Ardent Mills. “We see alignment in the FFA’s mission and vision to our own vision and values, along with our brand promise of ‘Nourishing what’s next.’ The FFA has many platforms that will complement areas of focus for Ardent Mills, including safety, hunger, health and nutrition. Each of our U.S. and Puerto Rico community mill sites will have the opportunity to partner with a local FFA chapter within just a few miles of the facility. We are committed to growing this relationship on both the local and national levels over time. Our intent is to make a positive difference in the communities where our team members live and work, identify future frontline leaders and strengthen the agriculture and milling industries.”

Mark Poeschl, c.e.o. of the National FFA Organization, said the group’s vision is to grow members into leaders who strengthen agriculture while building communities.

“We’re excited about this partnership with Ardent Mills as it allows us to provide resources to local FFA chapters to help them continue the work they are doing through service learning,” Mr. Poeschl said.