The Wisconsin FFA Foundation Development Team works annually to help raise dollars for the Wisconsin FFA programs ensuring that the 18,000 Wisconsin FFA members have a multitude of opportunities available to them.
These include FFA leadership conferences, FFA Proficiency Awards, grants for Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs, State FFA Degrees and speaking contests, to name a few. Last year, more than $330,000 was raised for Wisconsin FFA members through the generous support of companies and individuals.
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation Development Committee includes from left, first row: Derrick Papcke, Papcke Farms; Janet Keller, chairwoman; Mike Kawleski, past chairman, Georgia-Pacific LLC; Jan Stranz, Oconto Electric Co-op; Gary Tomter, CHS Business Solutions; Tammy Beard, Badgerland Financial (past member). Back row: Shawn Pfaff, Capitol Consultants; Rick Daluge, Emeritus Assistant Dean-Farm & Industry Short Course; Nicole Nelson, executive director, Wisconsin FFA Foundation; Joan Behr, Foremost Farms (past member) and Julie Larson, chairwoman-elect, Merial Ltd. Missing from the photo are Kevin Bacon, Kraft Foods; Jane Griswold, Hoard's Dairyman; Christine Lindner, Alice in Dairyland; Gena Polzin, CHS Foundation and Ed Peck, Filament Marketing.
To make a donation of any level or to include the Wisconsin FFA Foundation in your estate planning please visit us at www.wisconsinffafoundation.org, contact Nicole Nelson, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 608.828.5505 or contact any members of the Development Team . Donations are all tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.