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Source: Southern States Cooperative news release

Southern States is holding an FFA Paper Emblem campaign where customers can donate $1 or more at checkout throughout the entire month of March and sign their name on an "I'm Supporting FFA" paper emblem.

"Young farmers are the future of food production," says Jeff Stroburg, president and CEO of Southern States. "As a farmer-owned cooperative, we take tremendous pride in investing in the young farmers of America and will continue to contribute to their development as future leaders in agriculture."

The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Half of all funds collected will benefit a local FFA chapter in the community; the other half will benefit the National FFA Foundation.

"We are deeply appreciative of Southern States and the company's assistance to raise financial support for FFA and heighten community awareness about our organization," said National FFA Foundation President, Molly Ball. "Money donated by Southern States customers will help ensure that we're able to continue to develop students' leadership, growth and career success potential."

The campaign kicks off March 1st. For more information and participating locations, visit southernstates.com/FFA.

Southern States Cooperative sells farm and home supplies, including fertilizer, seed, livestock feed, animal health supplies, propane and lawn care supplies.