Monthly Foundation Update: October 2020

Cole Ketterling is named the 2020 American Star Farmer!

Billie Lentz was a finalist to become a National FFA Officer. Congratulations on your hard work, Billie! The North Dakota FFA is proud of you!

October 12th was National Farmer’s Day! The ND FFA Foundation helped celebrate and recognize farmers by giving a North Dakota FFA swag basket to one farmer. The winner was drawn from dozens of nominations from folks on Facebook. Congratulations to Norman Buynak from Antler, ND for being drawn as our winner! Thank you to each and every farmer for everything you do!

We had a goal to raise $19,240 for our Blue Jackets Bright Futures Program that would result in 260 jackets given to ND FFA Members. With your support and generosity, we have EXCEED OUR GOAL and have already raised $19,452 (263 jackets)! We don’t need to stop here. You can still donate a blue jacket for a North Dakota FFA member online here.

District Leadership Conferences were held! Congratulations to everyone who participated and to our Chapters of the Day!

District 1: Stanley
District 2: Max
District 3: Harvey
District 4: Leeds
District 5: Kindred
District 6: Napoleon
District 7: Hebron
District 8: Grant County

Thank you to our incredible District Leadership Sponsors, including:

Bryan & Janet Strom/US Bank – Extemp Public Speaking
ND FFA Alumni – Greenhand Quiz
Jason & Heather Rohr – Creed
Roger & Kari Christenson – Demonstration
Jeff & Jan Topp – Prepared Public Speaking

The ND FFA Foundation awarded 14 Ag. in the Classroom $500 mini-grants!

Congratulations to those who received the $500 grants to spread the goodness of agriculture in classrooms and community.

  1. Lakota High School
  2. Center FFA
  3. May-Port CG School District
  4. Southeast Region Career & Technical Education Center – Lisbon Ag
  5. Southeast Region Career & Technical Education Center – Oakes Campus (2)
  6. Ray FFA
  7. Southeast Region Career & Technical Education Center – Richland 44 High School
  8. Central Cass FFA
  9. Garrison Public School
  10. Sheyenne Valley Agricutlture Education Program
  11. Scranton FFA
  12. Beulah FFA Alumni
  13. Wahpeton High School

Beth visited with some of our Star Partners:

• Zacharias Family
• ND Farm Bureau
• ProSeed
• Titan Machinery

Beth visited with one of the Foundation’s land tenants, Mike Moen.

Beth has spent this month traveling around North Dakota making contact with numerous prospective sponsors and donors. If you are interested in joining the ND FFA Foundation as a Star Partner, or corporate donor, contact Beth.

We’re looking for Giving Hearts Day Match Donors! Will you join us for the 2021 event? Join as a $500, $1,000, $2,000, $3,000 or $5,000+ Match Donor by contacting Andrew at

Thank you to those who have pledged as 2021 Match Donors:
Deanne & Brian Gierke – $1,000
Marcia Young – $1,000
Abovo – $500
1991-92 State FFA Officer Team – $500
2008-09 State FFA Officer Team – $500
Peterson Farms Seed – $1,000
Nodak Mutual Insurance – $2,000
Friends & Family of Alexa Young – $500

December 1st (12/01) marks Giving Tuesday! We’re sending our “Blue Jacket Blend” coffee beans to every donor who gives $25+. Can’t wait? Help us meet our goal to raise $1,201 (on 12/01) and give today, here.

Your shopping in the Amazon App can now benefit the ND FFA Foundation!  Follow these instructions and start shopping today!

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