FFA Launches 2011 Chapter Challenge in Seven States
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
On March 7, the National FFA Foundation launched the 2011 FFA Chapter Challenge, designed to connect FFA chapters with local farmers. The program encourages chapter members to go out into their communities, meet farmers, learn about their operations, engage them and bond them with FFA. FFA members then ask the farmers they connect with to vote for their chapter -- the top 125 FFA chapters that get the most votes by May 1, will receive a $1,500 certificate of credit from the National FFA Organization.
Chapters can use the credit throughout the year to buy FFA member jackets, merchandise, awards, banquet supplies and more. Chapters can also use the funds to pay member costs associated with attending the organization's largest annual events, the Washington Leadership Conference and National FFA Convention.
Overall, the top chapter with the most votes will be awarded a grand prize -- an all-expenses-paid trip for six FFA members and one adult advisor to October's National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.
The 2011 FFA Chapter Challenge, sponsored by Monsanto, is open to more than 1,700 FFA chapters and their combined 118,000 members Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Georgia and Alabama.