Foundation Update: Winter 2023-2024

National Convention Results

North Dakota performed phenomenally well at National Convention in Indianapolis. To view National Convention results, please click here.

Blue Jackets Bright Futures Program

District Leadership was held the first week in December. The ND FFA Foundation delivered 256 jackets to each District’s Leadership Contests.
145 delivered to Districts 1, 2, 7, & 8 (Western Districts)
111 delivered to Districts 3, 4, 5, & 6 (Eastern Districts)

LDE Contest Winners
Quiz: High Team: Rugby FFA Chapter
Quiz: High Individual:
Demonstration: Elodie Kuhn, Napoleon FFA Chapter
Conduct of Chapter Meetings: Napoleon FFA Chapter
Parliamentary Procedure: Killdeer FFA Chapter
Employment Skills: Alyssa Young, Napoleon FFA Chapter
Creed Speaking: Sadie Lemer, Berthold FFA Chapter
Prepared Public Speaking: Bailey Urlacher, New England FFA Chapter
Extemporaneous Public Speaking: Teagan Erbele, Napoleon FFA Chapter
SAE Grants
The ND FFA Foundation awarded $20,000 towards beginning and expanding SAE projects. These recipients are high school seniors and college students.

Beginning SAE Grants:
Cally Hansen, Carrington FFA Chapter
Tessa Dvorak, Killdeer FFA Chapter
Dawson Erbele, Napoleon FFA Chapter
Taya Schelske, Medina FFA Chapter
McKenna Cook, Edgeley-Kulm FFA Chapter
Rhett Laib, Turtle Lake – Mercer FFA Chapter
Felicia Haas, Napoleon FFA Chapter
Bryce Schneider, Napoleon FFA Chapter
Devin DuBois, Hillsboro FFA Chapter
Nolan Galbreath, Edgeley-Kulm FFA Chapter


Expanding SAE Grants:
Gabriel Scheresky, Max FFA Chapter
Stetson Brandvold, Max FFA Chapter
Maycie Talbott, Max FFA Chapter
Cole Anderson, Rugby FFA Chapter
Elodie Kuhn, Napoleon FFA Chapter
Molly Hansen, Carrington FFA Chapter
Cody Boehm, Richland 44 FFA Chapter
Jared Moser, Medina FFA Chapter
Eva Petrick, Grant County FFA Chapter
Anthony Horner, Napoleon FFA Chapter

College Scholarships
There was $15,000 awarded in college scholarships to 15 students.

Teagan Erbele, Napoleon – ND FFA Foundation
Emily Fannik, Max – ND FFA Foundation
Jack Stoppleworth, Kindred – ND FFA Foundation
Nicholas Wulfekuhle, Richland 44 – ND FFA Foundation
Malachi Dilse, Scranton – ND FFA Foundation
Isabel Viele, Richland 44 – ND FFA Foundation
Mariah Lovro, TGU Granville – ND FFA Foundation
Sierra Heinz, Rolette – ND FFA Foundation
Julya Seibold, Wahpeton – ND FFA Foundation
Ava Haldorson, Harvey – ND FFA Foundation
Jaidyn Seelye, Wahpeton – ND FFA Foundation
Lilly Solemsaas, Mohall – ND FFA Foundation
Delaney Erfle, Fessenden-Bowdon – ND FFA Foundation
Gina Quamme, Wahpeton – Allen & Pat Giese Scholarship
Abby Mathern, Edgeley – Allen & Pat Giese Scholarship

Giving Hearts Day

Giving Hearts Day- $68,583.14
Total donors (including Match Donors): 354

2023 Blue & Gold Gala proceeds were $28,203 and added to our Endowment.

Washington Leadership Scholarships deadline is March 15, 2024, to apply click here.

 State Winter Career Development Contests were on March 18, 2024, in Minot. Looking for judges click here to sign up.


Roger & Fern Beaver donated $11,000. We will be starting a new grant program for newly graduating Ag Education teachers that will be teaching Ag Education in ND, they can apply for 2-$1,000 cash awards called the Eager Beaver award!

Alliance Pipeline donated $20,000 for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Safety grants.

Upcoming Events and other announcements:
The North Dakota FFA Foundation has released a new collection to their online shop! Check out the new styles here.

State Horse Judging – May 7, 2024, NDSU-Fargo

State Convention – June 3-6, 2024, NDSU-Fargo

Career & Educational Fair will be on Tuesday, June 4, 2023, NDSU-Fargo. Click here to find out more information.

Parent-Sponsor Banquet will be on Wednesday, June 5, 2023-Memorial Union-NDSU-Fargo.

2024 Blue & Gold Gala is November 9, 2024 at the Holiday Inn-Fargo, ND. Deuces Wild, Dueling Pianos will be our entertainment.

New Career Opportunity at the ND FFA Foundation
We have some exciting news from the ND FFA Foundation! We have done some restructuring, and Beth will be spearheading a new role as our Finance Manager, creating an opening for a new Executive Director.

Moving Beth to a finance role will not only ensure financial stability and efficiency within the Foundation but secure a smooth transition for our new Executive Director. This is the beginning of new growth and transition for the Foundation, and we are eager to serve ND FFA in a larger capacity with a team of 3! If you feel your talents will complement our team, view the new listing here!