Posted Jan. 9, 2015
The Iowa FFA Foundation has branded one of its classrooms in its Ankeny Enrichment Center for the Iowa Pork Producers Association.
IPPA originally donated $200,000 to the FFA Foundation in support of the development of the Enrichment Center, located on the Des Moines Area Community College campus. In turn, the foundation pledged to name one of its classrooms for IPPA.
The IPPA Board of Directors held its regular meeting at the Enrichment Center on Dec. 12. Before the meeting, ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held officially naming the classroom for IPPA.
The FFA Enrichment Center opened in 2010 as a multipurpose facility designed to help prepare future generations of Iowans for a career in agribusiness, ag-sciences and veterinary technologies and ensure they have access to the best available training, educational and conference facilities. The picturesque, 60,000 square-foot facility also is home to many business and social events.
FFA was founded by a group of young farmers in 1928 who accepted the challenge to prepare future generations for the task of feeding a growing population. Today, FFA members are future biologists, chemists, veterinarians, engineers and entrepreneurs of America.