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Supporting the National FFA: It’s About the Future

Supporting the National FFA: It’s About the Future
October 23, 2018
Ice Miller LLP has been a proud supporter of the National FFA since 2009. In December 2017, Indianapolis Office Managing Partner and Chair of the Food and Agribusiness Group, Melissa Proffitt, was named to the National FFA Foundation Sponsors’ Board for a three-year term of service. Over the years, Ice Miller has shown our support in many ways, such as sponsoring career workshops and student scholarships and facilitating special networking and informational events.

Along with our sponsorship, Ice Miller hosts FFA students and advisors throughout the National Convention every year to discuss the legal field and how it intersects with the food and agribusiness industries. Our attorneys and professionals give these students insights into various issues surrounding the industry and discuss the risks and legal challenges our clients face as they operate their businesses. We discuss the law as a profession with students and share the importance to the food and agribusiness industries to have attorneys with a background in agriculture who are engaged in the industry.  

In 2018, Ice Miller will host our first Career Success Tour at the Indiana Statehouse. Our attorneys and professionals will give an overview of Ice Miller and areas of law related to the food and agribusiness industries. The discussion will include an explanation of government affairs and the importance of being engaged in the policy process. As part of the program, FFA students will tour the Indiana Statehouse and learn more about the three branches of government and important aspects of Indiana history.

Ice Miller is proud to sponsor a special reception for donors and sponsors during this year’s National Convention as well. Melissa Proffitt will attend several events and meetings for the FFA Sponsors’ Board. Our Agribusiness Strategy Manager, Katie Glick, will participate in a leadership discussion with FFA students hosted by Impact FFA, a women’s giving circle dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young women in agriculture. 

At Ice Miller, we are proud to support and work with an organization that believes in leadership, personal growth and career success for our youth. These students are our future workforce, community leaders and business professionals. We believe our commitment today will have an impact on tomorrow.

Ice Miller is excited to welcome FFA students and alumnae from all 50 states to Indianapolis for another successful National FFA Convention.

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