Madison, Wis. – The Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) ] has generously made a donation to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation that will benefit over 19,000 Wisconsin FFA student members across the state. The GMCVB’s donation of $550 will help support the annual state convention to be held in Madison June 15-18 2015.
Wisconsin FFA is thriving thanks to all generous donors, including the GMCVB. With membership at the highest level in 30 years, the increased financial support through the Wisconsin FFA Foundation has enabled programming growth to accommodate more members, program additions and enhancements, and maintained affordability for member participation. The Foundation celebrated a milestone of achieving over $500,000 in support funds raised last year, which is an important achievement as it provides a platform for future organizational growth.
The growth of Wisconsin FFA is timely with regards to the increased opportunities for youth to pursue respectable careers as part of the multi-faceted farm to fork system. The organization equips its members with all the tools necessary for success – technical knowledge, transferrable work skills, leadership and character traits and practical experiences.
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation, a 501(c) (3) organization, unites individuals, organizations and companies who share a common interest in the advancement of agriculture and community leadership through FFA. You can support today’s FFA members by supporting the programs that have been core tenets of the FFA: proficiency awards, career development events, state FFA degrees, sectional leadership workshops, scholarships, chapter awards, agri-science fair, state FFA convention and state officer support. Learn more about the Wisconsin FFA Foundation and sponsorship opportunities by visiting http://www.wisconsinffafoundation.org.
The GMCVB is honored to play a key role in supporting the more than 19,000 Dane County jobs supported by tourism. Promoting tourism in Madison since 1972, the GMCVB continues to work strategically to expand upon the more than $1.8 billion dollars generated by visitor spending in Dane Country every year. For the most up-to-date information, visit our website visitmadison.com