Please click on the logos of the sponsors to learn specific information about their company’s goals and values and their important contribution to the CASE project. Thank you to the National FFA Foundation for their role in providing the opportunity for these exciting partnerships.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 950 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related sectors worldwide. the organization is committed to helping its members succeed and to building momentum that inspires positive and lasting change in their industry.
With the goal of supporting workforce development and sparking student interest in the equipment manufacturing industry, AEM, in partnership with the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) and the Farm Equipment Manufactures Association (FEMA), generously sponsored 2019 Agricultural Power and Technology (APT) and Mechanical Systems in Agriculture (MSA) CASE Institute scholarships for agriculture teachers.
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial, and industrial products and services to the world. Cargill employes 143,000 people in 67 countries around the world. The company started with a grain storage facility in 1865 and has since grown to one of the largest privately-owned businesses.
Cargill is committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing the environmental impact, and improving the communities where their employees live and work. Cargill graciously committed to sponsor the CASE Food Science and Safety course. Through this course, agricultural education students explore the science behind food through chemistry and microbiology, food safety, and processing.
CASE leadership expresses its gratitude to Cargill for the sponsorship of the CASE Food Science and Safety course.
CF Industries is a leading global marketer, producer, and supplier of high-quality, low-cost fertilizer products and services. The company was founded in 1946 and currently employs approximately 2,800 people.
CF Industries owns and operates world-scale nitrogen complexes which serve agricultural and industrial customers. By manufacturing products essential to global food security, CF Industries generates significant value for society as they work to meet the needs and expectations of shareholders, employees, customers, and the communities in which they operate. The company adheres to stringent safety and environmental stewardship standards at all of its operations.
CF Industries is a sponsor of the CASE Principles of Agricultural Science - Plant course revision, as well as 2015 CASE Institute Scholarships. CASE leadership is grateful for CF Industries' commitment and support.
CHS links producers and consumers through global innovations in energy, grains, and food systems. They employ 10,000 people in twenty-four countries and are a farmer-owned Fortune 100 company. CHS values partnership and shared success, as well as responsible stewardship in their communities.
CHS is commited to giving back to the communities they serve through stewardship with their time, talents, and resources. They invest in the future of agriculture leaders throungh education and leadership development.
CASE appreciated CHS partnering to in the development of the Natural Resources and Ecology (NRE) course.
Corteva Agriscience (TM) is the only major agriscience company completely dedicated to agriculture. By combining the colossal strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences, they have harnessed agriculture's brightest minds and expertise gained over two centuries of scientific achievement to enrich the lives of producers and consumers alike.
Corteva continues a tradition of longstanding support for CASE previously provided by Dow Agroscience and DuPont Pioneer. Dow AgroSciences previously supported teachers with professional development through CASE Institute Scholarships. DuPont Pioneer has shown their support of CASE and agricultural education in several ways. They offered grants to agriculture teachers to attend CASE Institutes, utilize the End-of-Course assessments through CASE Online, and purchase supplies and equipment to implement CASE in their classrooms.
DuPont Pioneer was also the sponsor of the CASE Agricultural Research and Development (capstone) course. In this course, students complete projects and problems based in practical applications and designed to develop and improve their employability skills. Students also further enhance critical thinking and teamwork skills as they expand on content knowledge from previous CASE courses. CASE leadership appreciates Corteva's support of CASE extending from the legacy of Dow Agroscience and DuPont Pioneer.
CSX is one of the nation’s leading transportation suppliers. Based in Jacksonville, FL, CSX serves major markets in the eastern United States transporting goods and services, including agricultural commodities, on 21,000 route miles of track in 23 states.
CSX promotes it service to our communities through a vision to be the safest, most progressive North American railroad, relentless in the pursuit of customer and employee excellence. This vision of excellence is shared by the leaders of the CASE project for which a strong partnership has been forged.
CSX has generously contributed to the development of the new Natural Resources and Environmental Science pathway of CASE courses. CSX is commited to “The Promise of Tomorrow” by addressing four major goals related to clean air, sustainable infrastructure, fuel efficiency, and our nation’s economy. CASE is excited to merge the goals of CSX into our resources to educate the nation’s next generation of leaders in agricultural education.
CASE leadership appreciates CSX stepping forward as a major funding partner for the development of the Natural Resources and Environmental Science curriculum pathway.
Darling Ingredients creates sustainable food, feed and fuel ingredient solutions for a growing population. They take the meat by-products from our animal-based diets, and process them to reclaim valuable and essential bio-nutrients, fats, oils, proteins, meals and more that are used daily in personal, commercial, and industrial products. Their natural and sustainable ingredients are marketed internationally to the pharmaceutical, food, animal feed, pet food, biofuel, fertilizer, sports nutrition and cosmetic industries.
We are grateful for Darling Ingredients' support of the Mechanical Systems in Agriculture (MSA) course, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
Founded in 1900, the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) is the largest trade association representing equipment dealers in North America. EDA represents 4,500 retail dealerships that are directly focused on the sale and service of agricultural, construction, industrial, forestry, outdoor power, lawn and garden, and/or turf equipment.
EDA is the unified voice representing the interests and needs of equipment dealers with manufacturers and government officials to promote and enhanced dealer-manufacturer relationship and to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment. Working on behalf of their members, their efforts enable meaningful, productive collaborations that promote the ongoing success and growth of their industry.
EDA has engaged its charitable arm, the Equipment Dealers Foundation (EDF), to spearhead its workforce development initiatives. EDF currently provides funding for scholarships to meet the industry’s need for skilled employees so this partnership was a natural fit.
With the goal of supporting workforce development and sparking student interest in the equipment manufacturing industry, EDA, in partnership with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Farm Equipment Manufactures Association (FEMA), generously sponsored 2019 Agricultural Power and Technology (APT) and Mechanical Systems in Agriculture (MSA) CASE Institute scholarships for agriculture teachers.
Farm Credit East extends more than $6 billion in loans and has 21 local offices in its seven-state service area. In addition to online loans and leases, the organization also offers a full range of agriculturally specific financial services for businesses related to farming, horticulture, forestry, and commercial fishing. Farm Credit East is governed by an 18-person board of directors.
CASE appreciates Farm Credit East and the New Jersey Agricultural Leadership Fund, in memory of former employee Joshua Geary for the support of the development of the Agricultural Business Foundations (ABF) course.
The Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association (FEMA) represents manufacturers of specialized agricultural equipment, their suppliers, and their distributors. We understand their needs and work hard to be the voice of a specialized industry that continues to bring choice, value and innovation to agriculture. The Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association reaches out and connects small manufacturers, suppliers and distributors, giving them the advantage over their competitors.
With the goal of supporting workforce development and sparking student interest in the equipment manufacturing industry, FEMA, in partnership with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), generously sponsored 2019 Agricultural Power and Technology (APT) and Mechanical Systems in Agriculture (MSA) CASE Institute scholarships for agriculture teachers.
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded by Harvey S. Firestone, a fourth generation farmer, in July 1900. At a time when manufacturers were focused on building tires for automobiles, Harvey dreamed of putting rubber tires on farm tractors. His dream came to fruition in 1932 when he produced the world’s first pneumatic tractor tire. This new Firestone tire helped launch the most rapid and striking changes in farm equipment history.
Along with building tires for tractors, Firestone continues to builds tires for the full line of farm equipment, including flotation, irrigation and implement needs. New chemistries, product development and manufacturing innovations from Bridgestone motorsports, retail, commercial and off-the-road units are incorporated into the tire products built for the farm.
CASE leadership appreciates Firestone's sponsorship of the CASE Agricultural Power and Technology course. The Agricultural Power and Technology course utilizes inquiry-based activites, projects, and problems that focus upon the form and function of material, machines and tools used in agriculture. In this course, students apply technical skill while becoming competent in the process that is used to operate, repair, engineer and design agricultural tools and equipment.
General Mills is an American Fortune 500 company with the mission of nourishing lives. General Mills generosity is wide reaching. The General Mills Foundation has awarded over a half billion dollars to nonprofit organizations since 1954. In addition, eighty percent of General Mills employees volunteer in programs sponsored by the company and educational partnerships.
General Mills generously committed to sponsor the CASE Food Science and Safety course. Through this course, agricultural education students explore the science behind food through chemistry and microbiology, food safety, and processing. Students also apply knowledge in a culminating food product development project.
CASE leadership expresses its gratitude to General Mills for the sponsorship of the CASE Food Science and Safety course. Their contribution to the education of our nation’s future agriculture professionals and leaders will impact students across the country.
Growth Energy represents the producers and supporters of ethanol, who feed the world and fuel America in ways that achieve energy independence, improve financial well being, and create a healthier environment. It is comprised of American ethanol producers and other organizations in the industry. Growth Energy's members include seventy-nine plants and sixty-six affiliated companies in twenty-two states.
Growth Energy is a sponsor of the CASE Environmental Science Issues course. Environmental Science Issues is a specialization level course in the natural resources pathway. CASE leadership appreciates Growth Energy's support.
John Deere founded Deere and Company in 1837. The company was built on the values of integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation. John Deere is the world's leading manufacturer of farm equipment and also lead the world in building forestry equipment.
John Deere is committed to environmental stewardship, safety, and improving communities. John Deere has continually stepped up to support the quality of life in the communities where their employees live and work, as well as around the world. In 2013, more than 3,300 john Deere employees volunteered a total of nearly 90,000 hours in their communities, which benefited 787 nonprofit organizations.
CASE leadership is grateful for John Deere's sponsorship of the CASE Agricultural Power and Technology course. The Agricultural Power and Technology course utilizes inquiry-based activities, projects, and problems that focus upon the form and function of material, machines and tools used in agriculture. In this course, students apply technical skill while becoming competent in the process that is used to operate, repair, engineer and design agricultural tools and equipment.
MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs. The reach of the MetLife network includes 90 million customers from over 50 countries.
MetLife established a foundation in 1976 to support education, health and welfare, and other organizations promoting the values shared by MetLife to local communities. MetLife is committed to addressing issues related to sustainability, reducing our carbon footprint, and invest in ventures that will have a positive impact on the environment.
Because of the environmental awareness that MetLife wishes to promote, they have become a generous sponsor of the CASE project. MetLife contributed funding to complete the Animal and Plant Biotechnology specialization course that enhances the rigorous program of study for the CASE animal and plant curriculum pathways.
CASE leadership is appreciative of MetLife’s contribution to the education of our nation’s future agriculture professionals and leaders. Students from around the United States will benefit from this support.
Mosaic is the world's largest supplier of phosphate and potash. They believe they carry an important responsibility in helping the world grow the food it needs. Mosaic also is committed to sustainability by making wise choices about the stewardship of the environment, how they manage people, and how they manage resources.
Mosaic is also committed to funding and seeking partnerships with innovative and impactful programs in the communities their employees live and work. Mosaic aims to invest 1 percent of earnings into their communities.
CASE appreciates Mosaic's sponsorship of the CASE Natural Resources and Ecology course. In this course, students are immersed in activities, projects, and problems, which teacher natural resources concepts through field and laboratory experiences. Mosaic's sponsorship of the Natural Resources and Ecology course is impacting classrooms across the country.
Since 1889 Red Brand has been known for the durability and longevity of their fencing supplies and materials. In 1925, the company started dipping the tops of wire and fence posts in red paint. Their products have been recognized by farmers and ranchers based on their high quality and red paint ever since.
Red Brand has been a proud supporter of FFA and agricultural education programs since 1947. In 2013, Red Brand surpassed $1,000,000 of support in funding through the National FFA Foundation.
Red Brand has been a continued supporter of CASE Institute scholarships for agriculture teachers. These scholarships provide intense professional development to agricultural educators across the country. Professional development at a CASE Institute is creating lasting change while enhancing STEM in agricultural education classrooms nationwide. CASE leadership as will as scholarship recipients are grateful for Red Brand's continued support.
TransCanada is committed to be the leading energy infrastructure company in North America, with a strong focus on pipelines and power generation. However, TransCanada’s commitment is to not only build pipelines. They are also committed to building relationships through collaborating with community groups, supporting local initiatives, and encouraging their employees to be involved in their neighborhoods.
Giving back to the communities where TransCanada operates is part of their everyday culture and has been for over 60 years. In 2013, TransCanada directed more than $12.7 million to more than 1,600 non-profit organizations across North America. They support organizations and initiatives that bring communities together, develop leadership and engage citizens.
CASE leadership is proud to have TransCanada as a sponsor of the CASE Agricultural Power and Technology course. In this course, students are immersed in inquiry-based activites, projects, and problems that focus upon the form and function of material, machines and tools used in agriculture. In this course, students apply technical skill while becoming competent in the process that is used to operate, repair, engineer and design agricultural tools and equipment.
The United Soybean Board oversees the national soybean checkoff program that promotes research and market development activities related to soybeans in the United States. The United Soybean Board graciously contributed financial support to complete the creation of the CASE Animal and Plant Biotechnology course.
Agricultural education students across the United States will benefit from the development of the rigorous instructional materials that CASE provides to teachers in an effort to promote critical thinking and excellence in our secondary programs. The agriculture industry will benefit from the high quality graduates that enter into the workforce who have the practical knowledge of agricultural subject matter and the science and mathematical efficacy to make a difference in solving global challenges.
CASE leadership expresses it thanks to the United Soybean Board for their part in reaching our closely aligned goals. Partners such as the United Soybean Board make the mission of the CASE project possible.