Premiere flour-milling and ingredient company Ardent Mills has announced that it is partnering with National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America) to provide monetary support to its Living to Serve platform.

The Living to Serve platform empowers students to make a difference in their communities. The FFA provides programs that help to create future leaders in agriculture. Through this initiative, FFA hopes that it can not only fight hunger and improve safety, but also contribute to the success of agriculture and the milling industry.

“We are excited to partner with FFA for several reasons. We see alignment in the FFA's mission and vision to our own vision and values, along with our brand promise of Nourishing what's next™,” says Ardent Mills CEO Dan Dye. “The FFA has many platforms that will complement areas of focus for Ardent Mills, including safety, hunger, health, and nutrition. Each of our U.S. and Puerto Rico community mill sites will have the opportunity to partner with a local FFA chapter within just a few miles of the facility. We are committed to growing this relationship on both the local and national levels over time. Our intent is to make a positive difference in the communities where our team members live and work, identify future frontline leaders and strengthen the agriculture and milling industries.”

“Our vision is to grow our members into leaders who strengthen agriculture while building communities,” says National FFA Organization CEO Mark Poeschl. “We're excited about this partnership with Ardent Mills as it allows us to provide resources to local FFA chapters to help them continue the work they are doing through service learning.”