Processing Magazine

Campbell partners with FFA to save America''s barns

October 5, 2009
For more than 110 years, Campbell Soup Company has been committed to supporting farmers who grow the quality ingredients that go into each can of Campbell’s® condensed soup. This fall, as part of its Help Grow Your Soup™ program, Campbell is partnering with the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Alumni to showcase the contributions made by the American farmer by preserving barns and bringing to life the special stories of how good food is grown. Combined with the support previously provided to FFA, Campbell has now pledged $500,000 to champion programs in agricultural education that will help high school students become future leaders in the agriculture industry and their communities. To help Campbell highlight the importance and diversity of today’s American farming industry, the FFA identified 10 farms, each with a unique story and a barn in need of preservation. The personal accounts of these truly American farms and families, as well as a rich history of each barn, are featured on HelpGrowYourSoup.com. Visitors to the site can vote for their favorite story and the corresponding barn they hope to see preserved. The five barns receiving the most votes will be announced in January 2010. For every vote cast on or before January 5, 2010, Campbell will donate $1 (up to $250,000) to the National FFA Organization. The farms are located in the following communities:
  • Bark River, Mich.
  • Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
  • Brainerd, Minn.
  • Climax, N.C.
  • Lewis, Iowa
  • Seneca, S.C.
  • Staunton, Va.
  • Thorntown, Ind.
  • Union Bridge, Md.
  • White Hall, Ill.