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PVC donates $25k to Bridgeport H.S. FFA program

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Construction on an ag classroom for the Bridgeport Future Farmer's of America program is becoming close to a reality, thanks to a generous donation.

On Thursday, Hod Kosman, President and CEO of Platte Valley Companies, presented a check for $25,000 to the Bridgeport High School FFA program to assist in the building of an Ag classroom.

FFA Advisor Alissa Neitenbach, along with several students and community committee members, were on hand to accept the donation at the Platte Valley Bank in Bridgeport.

"Platte Valley Bank and our Platte Valley Companies are very aware of the value that agriculture and ag related businesses bring to our region," said Kosman.  "The ag production industry and its many related fields have become more complex and highly technology driven. Education will play a major role in the success of our future ag producers and businesses."

Bridgeport has not had an active FFA program since the 70's.  And this year, thanks to the vision and support of the Bridgeport community, the school has restored that program.  Kosman says Platte Valley Companies is proud to be a part of that vision and growth.

"FFA, along with 4-H, are vital to the development of tomorrow's ag leaders," added Kosman.  "Platte Valley Companies is proud to invest in tomorrow's ag leaders. We know that this investment will ensure the continued growth and prosperity of our region."

Neitenbach was overwhelmed and speechless for a moment when she saw the amount of the check.  "I would just like to say thank you to everyone involved, and especially Platte Valley. It's an amazing donation and it's the largest one we've had up to this point.  We are really excited to get this building going and we can't wait. I know the students are really anxious to get it built.  We couldn't have done it without the community support."

Construction on the additional space will begin this spring in hopes that the classroom will be finished in time for school to start in August.  There are approximately 50 students in the program this year.

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