NEW Cooperative Contributes $2500 to Okoboji FFA


The NEW Cooperative Foundation recently contributed $2500 to the Okoboji FFA chapter. Each year Okoboji FFA hosts the Tractor Ride Around West Lake (TRAWL), which serves as the chapter’s main fundraiser.

“This is our 17th year of hosting the tractor ride around the Okoboji area,” said Rich Martin, FFA advisor at the Okoboji High School. “This tractor ride has become one of the most popular rides in Northwest Iowa and surrounding states. Each year we have between 200 and 250 riders, and this has become our biggest fundraiser for the chapter. The money that we raise from this fundraising event goes towards funding all our activities that we do throughout the year.”

“NEW Cooperative is a proud supporter of local FFA chapters,” said Gary Moritz, NEW Cooperative Communication Director. “There are many ways we support FFA and its exciting to help Okoboji FFA with their annual fundraiser. There are many leadership skills that the Okoboji FFA members will learn from planning their chapter’s activities and we’re happy to lend our support.”

This year’s Tractor Ride Around West Lake will take place on Sunday, July 24th at Florence Park in Milford. More information is available at

Okoboji FFA Advisor Rich Martin (center) accepts a $2500 contribution from NEW Cooperative. Holly Reicks, NEW Communications Specialist and Adam Gisch, NEW Energy Solutions Specialist presented the check.

About NEW Cooperative, Inc. and the NEW Cooperative Foundation 

NEW Cooperative, Inc. is a farmer-owned grain, agronomy, energy and feed cooperative headquartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa. As a leading agriculture retailer, NEW Cooperative is focused on being an innovative and efficient provider of today’s agriculture markets and services to 8,000 members throughout their 60 locations in Iowa.

The NEW Cooperative Foundation is the charitable giving entity of NEW Cooperative, Inc. The Foundation is committed to investing in organizations that are dedicated to youth and education, human services, and civic purposes that further enhance the quality of life in our member’s local communities.

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