New York, N.Y.-based Pfizer Animal Health said it plans to continue a contribution program that raised more than $1.3 million in 2009 for Future Farmers of America programs and veterinary scholarships through a partnership with veterinarians, animal health suppliers and dealers.
This gives customers a second opportunity to donate in 2010 and help fund the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Foundation/Pfizer Veterinary Student Scholarships and FFA programs, Pfizer said. This opportunity is available now through March 31.
During this time, eligible accounts completing an enrollment form get a 1 percent rebate on Pfizer Animal Health Cattle Products, excluding MGA purchases, invoiced and shipped Jan. 1 through March 31 to be donated to either the local FFA chapter(s) of their choice or to the AABP Foundation/Pfizer Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund.
Will Fett, National FFA Foundation regional director, said these contributions help strengthen local FFA chapters and expand offerings available to students. “Just as important, members are able to make connections with their local animal health professionals,” he said.
In 2009, more than 1,160 Pfizer Animal Health suppliers contributed to FFA chapters. In addition, the program raised more than $212,400 for the AABP Foundation scholarships.
The donations help FFA chapters with classroom materials, educational opportunities and travel to the National FFA Convention. The AABP Foundation/Pfizer Veterinary Student Scholarships are awarded to beef and dairy veterinary students across the nation and helps offset veterinary school costs.