Zoetis contributes over $600,000 to FFA, over $392,000 to future leaders in 2021 program
Feb. 24, 2022 — Zoetis today announced the 2021 results of the Zoetis Industry Support Program: More than $392,000 was donated to over 1,500 FFA chapters nationwide. It’s estimated about 33,000 students benefited from the contributions. This donation is a portion of the more than $600,000 Zoetis contributes annually to support FFA as a Gold Sponsor.
“This year marks the 15th year of the Zoetis Industry Support Program,” said Jared Shriver, senior vice president of U.S. Cattle and Pork, Zoetis. “As an organization, we are committed to the growth and development of future leaders in agriculture. The program helps ensure that all students can benefit from the wealth of learning opportunities offered in their FFA experience.”
Veterinarians and animal health dealers and distributors make the Industry Support program possible each year by designating a portion of sales from eligible Zoetis Cattle and Equine products to FFA chapters of their choice.
A 2021 survey conducted by the National FFA Foundation of 633-chapter advisers revealed how funds were utilized to further support their mission, programs and opportunities for students. Sixty-five percent reported funds were used to cover costs for trips — to competitions, leadership conferences and the National FFA Convention and Expo, for example — while 25% purchased classroom materials and equipment.
Surveyed chapter advisers describe how the Zoetis Industry Support Program benefited their chapter activities in 2021:
Zoetis supports FFA in a variety of initiatives beyond the Industry Support Program as a Gold Sponsor. With over $600,000 donated in 2021, inclusive of the program’s contributions, funds were used to sponsor a variety of Career Development Events (CDE), Supervised Agriculture Experiences (SAE) and Award Proficiencies, Advocacy and Agriculture Literacy Education and Pig in a Classroom. As an organization, Zoetis is proud to support this impactful organization through various initiatives.
“We are honored to partner with Zoetis. Without your support, more than 735,000 FFA members could not experience leadership development and career success opportunities available,” said Lori Randle, Senior Regional Director of the National FFA Foundation. “Your contributions make it possible for FFA to provide teachers with resources they can use within their agriculture education classrooms to have a lasting, hands-on impact.”
The 2022 Zoetis Industry Support Program is ongoing and will conclude on April 30. Zoetis customers have until May 6, 2022, to enroll and designate their preferred FFA chapters. To learn more about the program and how to contribute, please contact your local Zoetis representative or visit ZoetisUS.com/IndustrySupport.