RFD-TV announces $1 million donation to National FFA organization
August 10, 2012
Omaha, Nebraska-based RFD Communications recently announced a $1 million cash contribution for the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization. RFD-TV is a rural 24-hour television program dedicated to airing agricultural-based programs to foster the country lifestyle. In particular, they back shows that feature auctions, rural youth and lifestyle, music and entertainment, equine and agriculture.
"When RFD-TV was launched in December 2000, our stated mission and charter was dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America," said Patrick Gottsch, founder and president of the station. "We hope this contribution will encourage others to take note of the National FFA's outstanding track record with youth and the importance of investing in our future."
Currently, the FFA boasts more than 500,000 student members. It offers them education, opportunities to build leadership skills and career training. Dr. Dwight Armstrong, chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization believes this funding will help prepare the next generation of agricultural leaders to support a growing global population, which is set to reach 9 billion by 2050 and will require innovative farming solutions.
Large organizations such as the FFA can use a nonprofit fund accounting
program to manage accounts as contributions come in and ensure they are allocated to the correct causes.