AKE Safety Equipment attends many farming and agriculture tradeshows throughout the year. As well as being vendors at the shows and spotlighting STOP-FYRE TM “The World’s BEST Fire ExtinguisherTM”, we also contribute to activities that take place during the shows, such as sponsoring breakfasts or donating to auctions. We are honored to have donated to 2 silent auctions for the Minnesota and Wisconsin FFA Foundation during the North American Farm and Power Show and the WPS Farm Show.
The silent auctions for the FFA Foundation help support programs within each state. The money raised for the Minnesota FFA Foundation silent auction goes toward agricultural scholarships. The funds raised for the Wisconsin FFA help support FFA programs such as Extemporaneous Speaking Contests, Diversified Agricultural Production Proficiency Award Program, Ag Mechanics Energy Systems Proficiency Award Program and Emerging Ag Technology Proficiency Award Program. These programs help students to set goals and teach practical skills while learning about agriculture, food and natural resources.
The Future Farmers of American Foundation (FFA Foundation) was founded in 1928 with a goal to “prepare futures generations for the feeding of a growing population.” Today, the organization teaches that agriculture is more than just planting and harvesting. It is a business, a learned science and a way to learn about new technologies. The FFA Foundation has national, regional, state, and local chapters who hold various events from conventions and expos and events at agriculture and farming tradeshows. The FFA Foundation also sponsors awards, grants and scholarships and special outreach programs throughout the world.
AKE Safety Equipment is very proud to be able to help our future farmers and agriculture experts that we meet at tradeshows that we attend throughout the year. We look forward to helping out with our future generation at upcoming shows and events.