Official Kick Off of 2022 RISE FFA Career Program

Jun 10, 2021

Sunrise Cooperative has officially kicked off year three of its RISE FFA Career Program with the Ohio FFA. On June 9th, Sunrise President/CEO George D. Secor presented the 2021-2022 Ohio FFA President Jacob Zajkowski with a new Jeep Gladiator pick-up truck. This truck is for Jacob to use this coming year as he drives across the state of Ohio and serves its 25,000 FFA members.
The RISE FFA Career Program was developed in 2019 and serves two purposes: provide an avenue to reach the future leaders of agriculture and support the Ohio FFA Association State President during their term in office. Starting at the 2019 Ohio FFA Convention, Sunrise committed to provide the Ohio FFA with a new pick-up truck for the state president to drive. Sunrise also committed to hire a high school senior who was active with their FFA chapter and looking to enter the workforce after high school as a full-time employee at Sunrise. As a signing bonus, the new employee will receive the year-old pick-up truck being driven by the Ohio FFA State President. 
In 2021, Sunrise expanded the program and hired nine individuals through the RISE FFA Career Program that will take part in Sunrise University. Over the next four years these new employees will experience all facets of Sunrise Cooperative.  

For more information on the Sunrise RISE FFA Career Program, you can visit the Sunrise website at or the Ohio FFA website at The application process for the 2022 program will open in the fall. If you have any questions contact Morgan Niedermier, Vice President of Marketing, at (419) 332-6468 ext. 222 or through email at
Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. is a leading agricultural and energy cooperative with its corporate headquarters located in Fremont, Ohio. We offer team-based solutions across multiple divisions including agronomy, grain, energy, and feed, as well as a nationally recognized precision ag department and our own crop nutrition division, PCT | Sunrise. Sunrise is a 100-percent farmer-owned cooperative, and we are committed to bringing innovative choices and expert solutions to our customer-owners. At Sunrise, we offer you the best choices delivered by the best team through our state-of-the art facilities and expertly trained employees. We strive each day to grow your success.

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