In July, 4R Partner CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF), a global leader in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing, completed the sale of a large block of carbon reduction credits to Chevrolet. As a result of that sale, CF Industries has donated the net proceeds of $600,000 to the National FFA Foundation to support excellence in farmer education and fertilizer best management practices (additional details).
The donation to FFA by CF Industries has opened a door for inclusion of 4R Nutrient Stewardship education and materials into FFA. As an initial effort to support FFA activities, TFI and CF Industries are co-sponsoring two workshops at the 2014 Annual FFA Convention. The workshop, “Sustainability, Hunger and the Environment: Navigating Fertilizer’s Future”, will be repeated twice.
The workshop will educate members on challenges facing agriculture relative to fertilizer use, provide details on industry efforts to address these challenges, and inform members about tools they can use in their community for service, outreach and advocacy. Using infographics, we will navigate the challenges and opportunities regarding fertilizer use. Then we’ll discuss the basics of infographic creation and have participants create their own using a selected set of related data. Participants will have the opportunity to submit their design to us for review and possible selection for further professional development of their info graphic.
About CF Industries Holdings, Inc.
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a global leader in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing and distribution, serving both agricultural and industrial customers. CF Industries, headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, operates world-class nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing complexes in the central United States and Canada and distributes plant nutrients through a system of terminals, warehouses, and associated transportation equipment located primarily in the midwestern United States. The company also owns 50 percent interests in GrowHow UK Limited, a fertilizer manufacturer in the United Kingdom; an ammonia facility in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; and KEYTRADE AG, a global fertilizer trading organization headquartered near Zurich, Switzerland. For more information, visit www.cfindustries.com.
About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 579,678 student members as part of 7,570 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.