b'SUPPORTING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FARMERS FFA Blue Jacket ProgramPerdue Farms continued In 2019, Perdue Farms continued its support for programs that provideits support for the opportunities for the next generation of farmers. National Future Farmers Niman Ranch Next Generation Foundation of America Organization The Niman Ranch Next Generation Foundation, the philanthropicthrough a $15,000 Franklin arm of sustainable agriculture pioneer Niman Ranch, awarded 39P. and Arthur W. Perdue individual scholarships totaling more than $140,000 through its annualFoundation grant enabling scholarship program. The recipients hailed from nine different states.the FFA to present its iconic Scholarships were presented to students from Niman Ranchs networkblue jacket to 177 deserving of independent farm and ranch families during its 21st annual Farmerstudents across 35 states.Appreciation Dinner in Des Moines, IA., with more than 500 peopleAt Perdue, we recognize in attendance. The scholarships are designed to support the nextthat wearing the blue generation of sustainable farmers and agriculture leaders and to helpcorduroy jacket is a symbol rural communities thrive. of pride for thousands The Next Generation Scholarship is made possible by donations fromof FFA members who Niman Ranchs business partners and employees, which includes chefsare passionate about and food distributors, grocers, transportation companies, publishersagriculture. We also and individuals. Businesses raise funds through a wide range of events,recognize that not every sales from special menu items and private contributions. student can afford the cost of the jacket. Were proud In 2019, the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue and Arthur W. Perdueto continue our partnership Foundation provided a $50,000 grant to the Niman Ranch Nextwith the National FFA Generation Foundation. The gift will be used to help award futureOrganization by investing scholarships to the children of Niman Ranch farmers and ranchers soin the next generation of they can return to their family farms. agricultural leaders through this program.PEOPLE AND PARTNERS: OUR AGRICULTURAL CUSTOMERS / GRAIN FARMERS 75'