Monthly Foundation Update: October 2019

Tommy went to District Leadership events in Minot and Dickinson on Sept. 30 – Oct. 1.  There was lots of energy in the rooms and a great turnout from members, advisors, and guests. Our friends and Star Partner, Gooseneck Implement, joined the ND FFA in Dickinson and brought a combine simulator that the members (and advisors!) loved using!  Thanks to Gooseneck for providing this cool opportunity for our members, and thanks to everyone involved in making district leadership a success! 

Ag in the Classroom application deadline was October 1.  These mini-grants garnered a lot of interest with over 35 applications submitted.  Thank you to all that applied, and best of luck to those receiving the grant!

ND FFA Foundation is going to be doing monthly giveaways to anyone/everyone that is interested in the ND FFA! Keep your eyes open on social media for when these giveaways are happening!

Our Blue Jackets Bright Futures program is underway again and we are looking for sponsors to provide 260 jackets to FFA members! If you would like to donate a jacket, click here and we will make sure a member in need of the blue corduroy receives it.  Thank you for the continued support of this program and the opportunities created for our members!

Click the above image to hear about Andrew Young’s experience as a Blue Jackets Bright Futures sponsor

FFA Parents win the Stockmen’s Rancher of the Year award! Read more about the Rivinius family operation here.

They’re here! The Office Sign Company newly designed “My Mom Feeds Your Mom” shirts, hats and onesies are ready and available for you to support the ND FFA in style!  For each “My Dad Feeds Your Dad” or  “My Mom Feeds Your Mom” shirt, hat, and onesie sold, $5 is donated to the ND FFA Foundation.  Thanks again to our friends at Office Sign Company!

Read more about the exciting partnership between the ND FFA Foundation and Fargo-based group, Office Sign Company here.

Monday, October 15, 2019 marked the historic day of, 50 years ago, welcoming women in to the FFA!

RDO Equipment Co. has partnered with the ND FFA to sponsor all woman blue jackets for the Blue Jackets Bright Futures program to celebrate 50 years of women.  A huge thank you to our friends at RDO for making this possible for our female members! Read more about this partnership here.

The State FFA LDE Day will be held in Bismarck on November 20.  The ND FFA Association is in need of and looking for judges for the LDEs.  If you can assist, please contact Craig Kleven at:

The North Dakota FFA is planning to pack 200,000 meals for ND families in need at the Winter Leadership Conference in January; but, we need your help.  Each meal costs $0.22.  Can you help us by donating 5 meals? 10? 50? 100?  Every donation counts and will impact our neighbors right here in North Dakota.  To donate to this cause and service project, click here.

It’s National Convention Week!  To see a list of the ND members and chapters competing, along with their results as they come in, click here.