Animal Health International, Inc. raised more than $10,000 to benefit National FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) and the Colorado FFA Foundation, organizations dedicated to the growth, development and support of youth in agriculture.

Animal Health International believes strongly in supporting and investing in youth in agriculture as well as supporting local initiatives that increase awareness and sustainability of the agriculture and food production industries. 

“We support National FFA and the Colorado FFA Foundation because each organization invests time, energy, resources and care into the future of America’s agriculture—the young men and women who will be our agriculture leaders and educators of tomorrow”, said John Adent, President and CEO of Animal Health International.  “Many of our employees--and many of our customers and manufacturing partners--belonged to FFA when they were young, and many have children or grandchildren who are involved in FFA.  As an organization, and as an industry, we benefit greatly from the values, education, and dedication to agriculture developed by young people though their time with the FFA”.

On Monday, October 14th, Animal Health International hosted their 1st Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit National FFA and the Colorado FFA Foundation at the Ptarmigan Country Club in Ft. Collins, CO.  For the benefit, several of Animal Health International manufacturing partners joined Mr. Adent and other members of Animal Health International’s Leadership team, Dr. Don Thorn of the Colorado FFA Foundation, Dr. Craig Beyrouty Dean of the Colorado State University College of Agriculture Science, current FFA members, and others to learn about the Colorado FFA Foundation followed by golf and a luncheon.

Animal Health International manufacturing partners supporting this benefit were AgriLabs, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Cowboy Magic, Ecolab, Inc., Elanco, LA-CO, Merck Animal Health, Neogen Corporation, Norbrook Laboratories, Novartis Animal Health US, Inc., TechMix Global, Temple Tag, Inc., Z Tags North America, L.P., and Zoetis.  RFD-TV and Rural Media Group also participated.

Animal Health International’s Tournament to Benefit National FFA and the Colorado FFA Foundation builds on the company’s continuing commitment to support organizations who invest in youth in agriculture.

Most recently Animal Health International made a gift of $40,000 to the Colorado FFA Foundation’s Agricultural Education Campaign, specifically in support of the Foundation’s joint initiative with Colorado State University to build a state-of-the-art agricultural research, education, and hands-on learning center, The Center for Agricultural Education at CSU.  When completed, the Center will also house the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame.