The Animal Health Center of Marion and Spur Ridge Vet Hospital, also of Marion, recently presented a total of S1,282 to the FFA chapters as USD 408 Marion-Florence and USD 397 Centre FFA through their participation in a Pfizer Animal Health?s ?Performance Pays? program this spring. As part of the program, Pfizer agreed to donate 1 percent of purchases made by the vet clinics to local FFA chapters. In the top photo, veterinarian Jessica Laurin from Animal Health Center of Marion County presented a check for $521 from Pfizer Animal Health representatives from Centre?s chapter: (from left) Steph Jen?sen, Sarah Smith, (Laurin), Chad Mueller, Carrie Carlson, Tom Oborny, Bryanna Svoboda and Justin Deines. In the bottom photo, veterinarian Brendan Kraus from Spur Ridge Vet Hospital presents a check for $761 to Jacob Cope and Aaron Molleker, representing the Marion-Florence chapter. ?We?re excited to be able to support our local FFA chapter,? Kraus said. ?The FFA teaches our youth invaluable leadership, personal growth and career success skills.? Laurin agreed, adding that the kids participating in FFA learn about agriculture, which is critical to the local economy and how they can make an impact.