Sporting the same colors as the National FFA gives New Holland a special kinship with the youth organization and the company is proud to be “Forever Blue.”
FFA is not only important to the future of agriculture and the company, it has special significance for New Holland Marketing Director Mark Hooper who stepped up this year to serve on the FFA Sponsors Board. “I grew up in FFA and I’m really a proud supporter,” said Hooper. “The sponsors board is an organization that looks at ways to raise funds for all of the FFA programs that support the development of youth leadership.”
Hooper received the Chairman’s Eagle Award this year from the board for his work. “What I did was try to work within my existing realm of influence and relationships in the industry, making sure that people understood my passion for FFA,” Hooper said of how he helped bring on new sponsorships.
Hooper says he is where he is today because of FFA and he’s happy to be able to give back now and help other young people who are where he once was as a state officer in Maryland many years ago.
Listen to my interview with Mark here:[wpaudio url=”http://www.zimmcomm.biz/fmc/ffa-14-hooper.mp3″ text=”Interview with Mark Hooper, New Holland”]