Monthly Foundation Update: January 2019

  1.  273 jackets to 57 chapters from 147 donors at the 2019 Winter Leadership Conference.


2.  College scholarship applications are due February 6th.  Eligible members can apply on our website.


3.  $31,000 Beginning and Expansion Grants awarded at 2019 Winter Leadership Conference.  Click here to read more.

Four grant recipients from the Napoleon FFA Chapter (left to right), Ethan Schaffner, Payton Feist, Sydney Horner and Nathan Gross stand in their classroom with their $1,000 checks.  Thirty-one students across N.D. received a $1,000 grant for their agricultural projects and businesses at their organization’s annual Winter Leadership Conference in Bismarck, N.D. January 5th and 6th.


4.  Giving Hearts Day is February 14th!  We have donors who have pledged to match over $9,000.  Please donate on February 14th at and/or encourage others to do the same.  The Foundation will be giving gifts for the donations we receive at different levels:


5.  NEW THIS YEAR: You can schedule your Giving Hearts Day donation!  Click here to schedule your donation now!


6.  Tune in to the ND FFA’s Facebook page on Giving Hearts Day for 24-hour coverage!


7.  Meet our Newest Giving Hearts Day Match Donors: Logan Behm, The Nelsons and The Hagels.


8.  Washington Leadership Conference Scholarships are now open!  They are due March 15th.  Click here to share and/or to apply.


9.  The Foundation’s Bakk Farm Grants were featured in the Bismarck Tribune and on The Flag AM1100’s website.


10.  We celebrated the lives of our Brothers In Blue and #NDFFAmily: Lyle Warner, Vaughn Torfinnson, Fred Gerth, and Gerald Puppe.


11.  State Officers have been busy visiting our sponsors and donors!  Morgan Krizan is pictured with Farm Credit Services who, every year, donates the FFA Student Handbook to every chapter across the state.


12.  The Foundation is giving cash prizes to the chapters who help promote Giving Hearts Day.  Click here for a checklist on what your chapter can do to be entered to win.


13.  TransCanada Living to Serve Community Service Grants are due February 28th to Tam See Tam’s previous email for an application.


14.  National FFA Week is February 16-23!  Is your chapter planning some exciting events? If so email Tam at and tell the Foundation about it! Pictures are always welcome!


15.  Preparations are beginning for the 90th ND FFA State Convention.