Sunrise Cooperative Announces The Second Recipient Of The RISE FFA Career Program

Apr 30, 2021

Fremont, Ohio – April 30, 2021 - Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. is pleased to announce its second recipient of the RISE FFA Career Program is Jacob Walters of the Van Buren FFA Chapter. Jacob has earned a full-time position with Sunrise following graduation.
An active member of the Van Buren FFA, Jacob currently serves as chapter secretary, with experience as his chapter’s vice president. He is a 2020 Ohio FFA State Degree recipient. Jacob is also active in football and track and field.
In conjunction with Jacob’s selection as the 2021 recipient for the RISE FFA Program, he will receive the Ford Ranger pick-up truck that the 2020-2021 Ohio FFA State President Bethany Starlin drove during her tenure as a signing bonus. Additionally, the Van Buren FFA Chapter will receive $1,000 to help with continuing the educational endeavors of the chapter. 
The RISE FFA Career Program was developed in 2019 and serves two purposes: provide an avenue to reach the future leaders of agriculture, while supporting the Ohio FFA Association State President during their term in office. Starting at the 2019 Ohio FFA Convention, Sunrise committed to providing the Ohio FFA with a new pick-up truck for the state president to drive, and Sunrise has committed to hiring a high school senior that was active with their FFA chapter as a full-time employee at Sunrise that is looking to enter the workforce after high school. As a signing bonus, the new employee receives the year-old pick-up truck that the state president drove. 
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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