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To Our Valued Heartland Co-op Customers,

Today’s FFA members are the leaders of the future who will represent, grow and preserve our great industry. Heartland Co-op has partnered with the Iowa FFA Foundation to create a farmer-driven checkoff program in support of Iowa FFA. FFA truly impacts our cooperative, and the introduction of the Heartland Co-op FFA Checkoff is our commitment to providing a next level of support for Iowa’s FFA and agricultural future.

Heartland Co-op has been a long-term supporter of the Iowa FFA Foundation on behalf of members. We have supported career development events, proficiency awards, event sponsorship and offer several scholarships to Iowa FFA members annually. Many of our own employees are past FFA members and credit their leadership skills and desire to serve others through the countless opportunities in FFA. We are proud to have drawn back former state FFA officers and even a national officer. Four of our senior staff began their careers as agricultural educators.

WHY SHOULD I TAKE PART?

Each small contribution from grain sold to Heartland Co-op 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 to Heartland Co-op at the time of sale. The cooperative will in turn submit 100% of those funds to the Iowa FFA Foundation. Heartland Co-op will further enlarge this farmer-driven impact by matching the voluntary member contributions. 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. The program will begin January 1, 2018. Any funds given to the Iowa FFA Foundation are recognized as tax deductible.

HOW DO I SIGN UP TO CONTRIBUTE?

Click HERE to find the FFA Checkoff form. Please fill out the form in its entirety and send it to 2829 Westown Parkway, Suite 350, West Des Moines, IA 50266.

Please be sure to note your local FFA Chapter on the form for future credit towards your local FFA members.

 

Together, we can cooperatively make a tremendous impact on the future of Iowa’s agriculture.

 

For questions or further information, contact Heartland Co-op’s Grain Department at 515-974-4355.

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“Founding Members of the Iowa Agribusiness Environmental Partnership were recognized during the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Annual Meeting on February 13, 2018. Pictured on the far right is Dave Coppess, EVP of Sales and Marketing, accepted the Founding Member plaque on behalf of Heartland Co-op .”

 

New Initiative Recognizes AAI Members for Collective Stewardship Efforts

Heartland Co-op has joined the Iowa Agribusiness Environmental Partnership (IAEP) as a Founding Member.

The partnership recognizes the environmental values Iowa agribusiness companies share in supporting agriculture and food production, and highlights the high standards of environmental service provided through crop consulting and product use in agriculture.

The program provides growers and their community a clear understanding of the agribusiness sector’s shared environmental values and commitments, leadership to assist farmers and landowners in advancing environmental stewardship, and progress toward meeting environmental goals.

As an IAEP Advising Member, Heartland Co-op has signed a commitment that they agree with the Guiding Principles of the partnership and commit to using the Guiding Principles when giving advice to farmers. The guidelines have been carefully developed and incorporate the latest science in managing crop nutrients for optimal environmental performance while maintaining crop production.

“Our members continue to encourage the best, most efficient practices to their customers,” said Joel Brinkmeyer, Agribusiness Association of Iowa CEO. “The IAEP reinforces the commitment our members make every day to protecting and growing Iowa communities.”

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The Iowa Agribusiness Environmental Partnership was developed by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Agronomy Committee. It clearly identifies the environmental guidelines agronomic advisers use when making recommendations to crop producers. The IAEP supports the voluntary framework of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and allows Iowa agribusinesses to join together with one voice to show their commitment to environmental stewardship.

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