ANIMART, Inc. donated nearly $23,000 to the Wisconsin Association of FFA on behalf of dairy and livestock producers who purchased Zoetis animal health products during a 2013 spring program.
Photo caption: ANIMART and Zoetis partner to donate $22,838 to support agricultural education and FFA programs in Wisconsin benefiting nearly 19,000 FFA members. Pictured from left to right front row are: Wisconsin Association of FFA Vice President Kaitlyn Freeman, Wisconsin Association of FFA Secretary Emma Heser, Dan Ellsworth, President of ANIMART, Wisconsin Association of FFA President Logan Wells, Wisconsin Association of FFA Vice President Alison Wedig and Wisconsin Association of FFA Reporter Reba McClone. Left to right back row are: Wisconsin Association of FFA Treasurer Jon Jennings, Wisconsin Association of FFA Sentinel Connor Anderson, Wisconsin Association of FFA Vice President Thomas Olson and National FFA Central Region Vice President Brennan Costello.
"Supporting the FFA has always been important to ANIMART," said Dan Ellsworth, President of ANIMART. "Partnering with Zoetis provides a great opportunity to not only help tomorrow's leaders, but also bring solutions to help producers succeed."
For every eligible purchase of Zoetis cattle, pork and equine animal health products from February 1 through April 30, 2013, ANIMART donated one percent to the Wisconsin Association of FFA. The donation will support programs that complement instruction in agricultural education by giving students practical experiences in premier leadership, personal growth and career success skills.
Since 2011, ANIMART has been a Star Mission Partner. Star Mission Partners are dedicated to the mission of preparing Wisconsin's youth for college and careers in the fields of agriculture, food and natural resources. They generously assist in developing students' potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success by supporting all entities of the Wisconsin FFA Foundation, Wisconsin Association of FFA, Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators (WAAE), Wisconsin FFA Alumni, Wisconsin FFA Center and the Wisconsin FFA Foundation. Since 2008, ANIMART has contributed over $160,000 to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation.
The Wisconsin Association of FFA is comprised of 255 local chapters preparing over 19,000 students in high school and junior high for careers in agriculture. FFA is making a positive difference in the lives of young people, today and in the future. If you are interested in having your student join the FFA, contact the agricultural education instructor at your local high school. 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. Visit www.wisconsinffa.org for more information.
Established in 1982 and headquartered in Beaver Dam, Wis., ANIMART, Inc. provides animal health products, veterinary supplies, and show equipment and supplies to dairy and livestock producers. ANIMART is committed to offering a full-line of products supported by outstanding service. For more information, visit www.animart.com.
Zoetis, Inc. (NYSE: ZTS), is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses. Zoetis offers 60 years of experience to deliver high quality medicines and vaccines designed to meet the real-world needs of veterinarians, livestock farmers and companion animal owners. For additional information on Zoetis' portfolio of animal products, visit www.zoetis.com.