Co-op makes record donation to FFA & 4-H at 2021 Annual Meeting

Dec 06, 2021


FFA and 4-H were recipients of a record-breaking donation at Tennessee Farmers Cooperative’s Annual Meeting on Monday, November 29. A total of $86,000 was raised for the two groups through the Co-op Auction Barn, an event held virtually from Monday, November 15, through Sunday, November 28. The auction was supplemented by a live auction at the Sunday afternoon session of TFC’s annual meeting where premium items, including a vintage reproduction Co-op sign, a one-of-a-kind commemorative Case knife, and a drone, were auctioned.
The $86,000 tally nearly doubled last year’s total of $44,090.
“’The Co-op Auction Barn’ has become a highlight of TFC’s annual meeting,” says Jimmy Ogilvie, TFC event and sales support manager. “There are always some unique and appealing items that make for competitive bidding. And we’re pleased to be able to provide additional support for these youth development groups.”
In addition to the money raised in the auction, TFC also presented a check for $43,310 to the state’s 4-H and FFA programs from the sales of Co-op’s 2021 commemorative knife. Since its inception in 2001, the program has raised more than $500,000 for the two groups.
The knife is available for sale at local Co-ops.
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