Stewarding Success for the Next Generation
Tractor Supply serves the communities in which we live by not only providing the products our customers need, but also by supporting nonprofit organizations that provide educational and leadership opportunities for our youth.
We have national and local partnerships with both 4-H and FFA that provide much-needed support for these organizations.
Tractor Supply first began partnering with 4-H in 2010. As the nation’s largest youth development organization, 4-H touches more than six million youth across the country. In addition to corporate donations and numerous community and partner programs, Tractor Supply stores participate in signature “Paper Clover” events to raise money and awareness for local 4-H Clubs.
These twice-a-year events provide crucial support for the organization, with 65 percent of the money remaining in the local community.
The partnership between Tractor Supply and the National FFA Organization extends back to 1985. Since then, the company has provided more than $7.7 million to support education and scholarship programs that are preparing students for the agricultural challenges ahead. With this monetary support, thousands of members from across the country have the opportunity to pursue interests in equine science, poultry, production, landscape management and more.
In 2015, Tractor Supply introduced the Grants for Growing Fundraiser. This year’s fundraiser enabled us to award more than 300 grants to FFA chapters across the country. This year alone, these grants will directly impact over 29,000 FFA high-school students. FFA chapters will use these grants to build greenhouses, aquaculture labs, purchase supplies, and more.
We are also proud to be the national sponsor of FFA Week. This event provides thousands of members each year with an opportunity to share their passion for agriculture with the public and demonstrate their leadership skills by volunteering for community projects. Tractor Supply stores play an active role in this event, staging store fundraisers and demonstrations that highlight the accomplishments of local FFA Chapters.
In addition to monetary donations, we support agriculture education by encouraging students in 4-H and FFA to connect with our customers directly through display tables, in-store fundraisers, pumpkin carving, and more.
These experiences and the leadership skills they foster will equip thousands of individuals for personal success. We can’t think of a better way to ensure the future of our communities.