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Farmland Donates $5,000 to Nebraska FFA Association and More Than 160,000 Servings of Protein to Local Omaha Food Bank as Part of its Honoring the Heartland Tour

OMAHA, Neb., July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --AEarlier today, FarmlandAArecognized the Nebraska FFA Association and its positive impact in the community and across the state through a check donation of $5,000. The gift is part of the 2021 Honoring the Heartland Tour, an initiative launched by Farmland in June to show appreciation for the honest work and tireless commitment in Midwest farming communities, agriculture industries, and retail establishments, and to support the next generation of farmers.
Farmland Donates $5,000 to Nebraska FFA Association and More Than 160,000 Servings of Protein to Local Omaha Food Bank as Part of its Honoring the Heartland Tour
The brand's 13-week mission will honor the unsung heroes of our agri-food chain and highlight the fundamental role the heartland plays by delivering grab-n-go lunches and providing monetary donations to support the future of farming. The Farmland Honoring The Heartland Tour food truck will complete two to three stops per week at various locations rooted in Midwestern neighborhoods. In addition to distributing meals, the brand will be donating to the National FFA Organization and state-level FFA Associations throughout the tour to assist them in their vision to grow leaders, build communities and strengthen agriculture at the local, state and national levels. This $5,000 donation toAthe Nebraska FFA AssociationAwill go towards the organization's mission to develop its students' potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. With so many Nebraskans directly employed in agriculture, institutions like this are vital in creating the next generation of leaders and ensuring a positive future for the category."Farmland is humbled to share this donation with the Nebraska FFA Association so they can continue to be a prominent influence in the agricultural sphere by offering valuable real-world information and opportunities to its student and alumni chapters," saidAMichael Merritt, Jr. senior director for Farmland at Smithfield Foods. "Farmland is committed to supporting localized farming in America's heartland to provide customers with high-quality, flavorful products they can trust and feel good about. The donationAtoday honors the brand's appreciation for the crucial role our partners in this industry play for not only our products, but our nation's food supply."
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