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Landmark Coop Supports Wisc. FFA

Landmark Services Cooperative has generously made a donation to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation

that will benefit over 19,000 Wisconsin FFA student members across the state. Landmark’s donation as a Platinum Leadership Partner supports FFA members in a variety of ways throughout the year, including: scholarships, conferences, and programming to help promote excellent leadership skills.

Wisconsin FFA is giving thanks to all generous donors, including Landmark Services Cooperative. 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 FFA organization represents a strong future for agriculture and rural America,” notes Shannon Horstmeyer, executive assistant and ‘Landmark Gives Back’ coordinator at Landmark Services Cooperative. “We are committed to building a strong future for our members and our communities.”

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 www.wisconsinffafoundation.org.

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Landmark Services Cooperative executive assistant, Shannon Horstmeyer (right), presents a donation to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation. Representing the Wisconsin FFA Foundation are foundation executive director, Sara Schoenborn (center), and Wisconsin FFA president, Alison Wedig (left). Landmark Services Cooperative has teamed up with the Wisconsin State FFA as a Platinum Leadership Partner.

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Landmark Services Cooperative Hosts Cooperative Leaders

Landmark Services Cooperative recently had the opportunity to host a group

of Brazilian cooperative leaders who were visiting to learn more about cooperatives in North America.

The leadership is visiting as part of SEBRAE-PR, which is designed for the executive leaders of cooperatives in the Brazilian state of Parana.

This group of 28 cooperative directors and mangers take part in a three year cooperative study program. In the first year they spend two weeks studying cooperative structure in Europe. The second year of the program consists of spending one week in Canada along with one week in Wisconsin, and in the third year of the program they study in China for two weeks.

While at Landmark the group learned from members of the leadership team who shared an overview of Landmark, Verity Business Solutions and the U.S. grain markets.

“We were honored to be able to host this group of cooperative leaders,” states Cassandra Strommen, VP Marketing Development for Landmark Services Cooperative. Strommen adds, “Not only were we able to share our cooperative history and experiences with them, but we also had the opportunity to learn more about cooperatives in Brazil.”

In addition to visiting Landmark, their time in Wisconsin also included a visit to UW Center for Cooperatives, CUNA, WCCU (World Council of Credit Unions), Cooperative Network, Badgerland Financial, Accelerated Genetics, Foremost Farms and Statz Bros. Dairy.

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