Dakota Access Pipeline donates $65,000 to South Dakota FFA

Published: Oct. 19, 2017 at 8:17 AM CDT
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The company behind a major oil pipeline that runs through South Dakota has donated $65,000 to an agricultural education program in the state.

Energy Transfer Partners, which created the Dakota Access Pipeline, donated the money to the South Dakota Future Farmers of America Foundation on Wednesday.

Company officials say they are donating $5,000 for each county the pipeline traverses. It runs through 13 counties in South Dakota, which brings the total to $65,000.

The pipeline also runs through North Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois. Company officials say they will make similar donations in those states, totaling $400,000 in all.

SD FFA Foundation Executive Director Gerrie Eide said the money will create valuable opportunities for students across the state.