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State FFA Association honors Farmers and Merchants State Bank

State FFA officers presented President Ed Buerkle, and Vice President Al Berube of Farmers & Merchants State Bank with the 30-year FFA Foundation Donation Plaque at this year's state convention. Also pictured is Luke Becker, NY Mills Agricultural Education Instructor. From left:

Farmers and Merchants State Bank of New York Mills was honored at the 81st Minnesota State FFA Convention for being a 30-year donor to the Minnesota State FFA Foundation.

Established in 1953, the Minnesota FFA Foundation - formerly known as the Minnesota Future Farmers of America Foundation - has a rich history of providing support to agricultural education.

The foundation secures support through individuals, chapters, and businesses.

It is the mission of the Minnesota FFA Foundation to provide resources that promote and enhance success for Minnesota youth in Agricultural Education and FFA.

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing premier leadership, personal growth and career success.