Contact: Kevin Langin, 402-602-3541
Release Date: March 25, 2020
Donations will serve as an investment in the future of agriculture.
OMAHA, Neb. March 25, 2020—First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO) is investing in the future of agriculture by supporting FFA with donations in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois and South Dakota, announced Tom Jensen, Sr. Vice President, Correspondent and Agribusiness Banking. FNBO’s contribution is part of its broader efforts to celebrate National Agriculture Week and will help provide positive educational experiences for the students enrolled in agricultural education across the region. FNBO and its affiliates are among the largest Agribusiness lenders in the country.
“We’re proud to support the agriculture industry and join in FFA's mission of developing premier leadership, personal growth and career success for the next generation of farmers,” added Jensen.
In Nebraska, FNBO is sponsoring the Nebraska FFA Launch! Program for the third year with an $11,500 donation. The funds will support the year-long program that serves as a catalyst in entrepreneurship-based education for Nebraska FFA members and agricultural education students. In addition, FNBO is donating a total of $4,250 to local FFA chapters across Nebraska.
In Colorado, FNBO is supporting the Colorado FFA Foundation with a $2,500 donation.
In Illinois, FNBO is donating a total of $2,000 to eight local FFA chapters: DeKalb, Harvard, Hinckley-Big Rock, Kaneland (Maple Park), Newark, Rochelle, Somonauk Leland Sandwich and Sycamore.
In South Dakota, FNBO is donating a total of $1,000 to four local FFA chapters: Bon Homme, Scotland, Wessington Springs and Yankton.