ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Launched in 2018 in with partner Heartland CO-OP, the Iowa FFA Foundation Checkoff Program, allows producer members to make 1/10th cent per bushel donations to the Iowa FFA Foundation at time of grain sale. Checkoff contributions to the program directly impact Agricultural Education in Iowa and are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The program was expanded to include Archer Coop Grain Company in 2020.
WHY SHOULD I TAKE PART?
Each small contribution from grain sold by customers enrolled in the Iowa FFA Foundation Checkoff program will directly support the work of the Iowa FFA Foundation and its impact on the future of the agricultural industry and agricultural education. Contributions also have the future ability to be credited back to a grain customer’s local FFA chapter.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A 1/10 of a cent will be deducted from each bushel of your corn or soybeans sold at the time of sale. The cooperative will in turn submit 100% of those funds to the Iowa FFA Foundation. Each deduction will be directed to support the diligent work of the Iowa FFA Foundation. As the organization which financially supports Iowa’s agricultural education, contributions impact a wide variety of programs, leadership development, career advancement and FFA specific resources. Together with other cooperative customers, this has the ability to become an immensely impactful amount. Any funds given to the Iowa FFA Foundation are recognized as tax deductible.
HOW DO I SIGN UP TO CONTRIBUTE?
Member producers should contact their local cooperative office for more information on registering for the Iowa FFA Foundation Checkoff Program.