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Wisconsin FFA Foundation Announces Development Team

Wisconsin FFA Foundation Announces Development Team
Group helps raise money for Wisconsin FFA programs.

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, 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.

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