HAINES CITY, Fla. — Since 1976, the Florida FFA Foundation has been providing opportunities for the growth and success of Florida’s youth. With that same goal in mind, today is the official release of its latest initiative to raise funds for the organization and the programs it supports. Support Florida Agriculture, in partnership with an innovative, small business, launches today as we celebrate National Ag Day.
Zeke Chapman, owner of Chapman Trading Company and Magnolia Loom located in rural Georgia, has an entrepreneurial spirit that began at a young age. Having started a small roadside market at age 11, he then began a small cattle herd a few years later. This led to networks and connections that drew him to the printing and t-shirt production business which has now expanded to offering fundraising opportunities to many non-profit organizations. Chapman exudes a servant’s heart and with that spirit spearheaded a project to raise money for the Georgia FFA Foundation. Now nearly three years later, he has been able to give back over $150,000 to this and many other agricultural organizations. Having seen the buzz this created for Georgia agriculture, Chapman is now partnering with 6 other state entities to release similar initiatives in these states.
The Florida FFA Foundation is thrilled to celebrate National Ag Day, on March 21, 2023, by releasing Support Florida Agriculture merchandise for you to show your love of Florida agriculture. The t-shirts are 100% grown, sewn, and printed in the USA. T-shirts and other Support Florida Agriculture items will be sold and 20% of the proceeds will go back to the Florida FFA Foundation. Visit http://www.supportfloridaagriculture.com to learn more about what is available.
The Florida FFA Foundation exists to secure and manage resources in order to support agriculture education and the Florida FFAAssociation. Join us in celebrating our efforts to raise funds for Florida’s agricultural students. Join us in celebrating our efforts to raise funds for Florida’s agricultural students. To learn more about the Florida FFA Foundation visit, http://flaffa.org/foundation.
–Hilary Holley, Florida FFA Foundation