Monthly Foundation Update: November 2019

FarmForum and The Flag published about the exciting partnership between ND FFA and RDO.  To read more about this partnership click here and here.  Thanks to our friends at RDO for making this possible for our members!

National Convention came and went in a blur or excitement.  North Dakota was well represented again this year with many members and chapters present.  To view the results of ND members at National Convention, click here.  Well done to all ND FFA members who competed!

Blue Jackets Bright Futures applications closed November 15th and 260 winners have been decided!  With over 330 applicants it was difficult to select only 260.  Thanks to all who applied, and congrats to those who were selected! These will be given away on January 4th at the Winter Leadership Conference.

25 applicants received mini-grants from the Ag in the Classroom Grant funded by ND Department of Agriculture.  It is exciting to see so many different programs receive funding to start or continue agriculture programs for the youth right here in North Dakota!  To see the recipients, click here

The Flag published an article about these 25 grant recipients from our Ag in the Classroom program.  Click here to read it.

The first-ever State LDE Day was held in Bismarck on November 20th.  The event was filled with excitement and energy as members competed for a ticket to participate at the 2020 National Convention.  Here are the winners:

• Employment Skills: Laura Muggli – Grant County FFA
• Demonstration: Chevy Dhamers and William Schmidt – New England FFA
• Creed: Ty MacDonald – Bismarck FFA
• Prepared Public Speaking: Kourtney Bitz – Napoleon FFA
• Extemporaneous Public Speaking: Janae Weigel – Napoleon FFA
• Parliamentary Procedure: Napoleon FFA

Minot Daily News published an article on Dakota Access Pipeline’s donation to ND FFA and 4-H.  To learn more about their $20,000 contribution to ND FFA, click here.  Thanks DAPL for your support of agriculture and youth!

Giving Hearts Day is coming up quickly, and we are excited to announce our Match Donors for the big day on February 14th are:

• Proseed – $2,000
• Marcia Young – $1,000
• Dennis and Kathy Walsh – $1,000
• Brooks Hetle – $1,000
• Robb Boyd – $1,000
• Abovo – $500
• Beth and Wayne Stenehjem – $500
• Logan Behm – $500
• Marlow and Joyce Nelson – $500
• Jeff and Susan Hagel – $500
• 1991-92 State Officer Team – $500
• Alexa Young friends and family – $500
• Cora Wagner friends and family – $500

If you are interested in becoming a Match Donor, we would love to welcome you!  Contact Tommy by email at or by phone at 952.686.3643.  Thanks to all of our supporters, we are excited for another fun Giving Hearts Day!

Our Fall Newsletter will be hitting doors soon!  Keep your eyes peeled for it! You can read it online now (if you can’t wait!):