GREELEY, CO – The Colorado FFA Foundation has been providing opportunities for the growth and success of Colorado’s youth for decades. With that same goal in mind, today is the official release of its latest initiative to raise funds for the organization and the programs it supports. Support Colorado Agriculture, in partnership with an innovative, small business, launches today as we celebrate National Ag Month.
Zeke Chapman, owner of Chapman Trading Company and Magnolia Loom located in rural Georgia, has an entrepreneurial spirit that began at a young age. Having started a small roadside market at age 11, he then began a small cattle herd a few years later. This led to networks and connections that drew him to the printing and t-shirt production business which has now expanded to offering fundraising opportunities to many non-profit organizations. Chapman exudes a servant’s heart and with that spirit spearheaded a project to raise money for the Georgia FFA Foundation. Now nearly three years later, he has been able to give back over $150,000 to this and many other agricultural organizations. Having seen the buzz this created for Georgia agriculture, Chapman is now partnering with 6 other state entities to release similar initiatives in these states.
The Colorado FFA Foundation is thrilled to celebrate National Ag Month, by releasing Support Colorado Agriculture merchandise for you to show your love of Colorado agriculture. The t-shirts are 100% grown, sewn, and printed in the USA. T-shirts and other Support Colorado Agriculture items will be sold and 20% of the proceeds will go back to the Colorado FFA Foundation. Visit http://www.supportcoloradoagriculture.com to learn more about what is available.
The Support Colorado Agriculture brand will be doing timed releases of new designs that will promote Colorado’s commodities. “We want to showcase what Colorado agriculture represents to producers, consumers and to the state as a whole. We’re excited to be able to offer a product that everyone will love and feel great supporting the mission of,” says Tami Arnold, Colorado FFA Foundation’s event coordinator.
The Colorado FFA Foundation seeks resources – human, financial and in-kind – to support agricultural education in Colorado, including students (Colorado FFA Association, CSU Ag Education), adult agricultural education, agricultural education teachers (CVATA) and alumni (Colorado FFA Alumni). Join us in celebrating our efforts to raise funds for Colorado’s agricultural students. To learn more about the Colorado FFA Foundation visit, http://coloradoffafoundation.org/.
About Magnolia Loom
Zeke Chapman is owner of Chapman Trading Company and Magnolia Loom located in rural Georgia. Chapman enjoys seeing ideas come to life and working with people along the way to make it happen. In 2020, he realized that he had a business plan that could help organizations raise funds through the sales of products using locally grown and manufactured cotton. Since then, the model has been replicated many times and is now being expanded to other states. To learn more about Magnolia Loom, visit http://www.magnolialoom.com.