FFA + CSX Team Up To Hit the Track at the Brickyard

Before a single engine starts on July 26, the Brickyard 400 will make history once again this year as the No. 38 FFA + CSX Living to Serve Ford becomes the first car to represent the 87-year-old agricultural education and youth service organization, the largest of its kind with more than 610,240 student members interested in agriculture, as a primary sponsor in a NASCAR race. Continue reading

Go Inside the CSX Exhibit at the National FFA Convention & Expo

Now this is cool.

CSX exhibited at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo last fall with a huge booth that took FFA members through every step of transporting agricultural goods in the U.S. From trains to trucks, the interactive setup showed FFA members how the whole process works — and what types of careers make the important journey possible.

Oh, and FFA members who completed the tour had a nice reward: some popcorn and chicken nuggets!

Be on the lookout this fall for CSX (a proud platinum-level FFA sponsor) at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo!

Spend with a Purpose: Support FFA on #GivingTuesday

From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, the days that immediately follow Thanksgiving are some of the biggest days of the year for gift-buying and deal shopping. But did you know there’s a day after all the spending and all of the shopping to do something larger – give back?

#GivingTuesday – in 2014, it’s Tuesday, Dec. 2 – started as a simple idea and has become a global day for people to come together to give something more to charities, families, businesses, community centers and students. It’s the global day of giving back. Continue reading

Join RFD-TV Live at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo

The benefits of the recently-announced long-term agreement between FFA and RFD-TV are already showing as the network brings unprecedented live coverage of the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo.

Not only will 30 hours of live, gavel-to-gavel coverage be shown on RFD-TV (and simulcast via FamilyNet, SiriusXM RURAL RADIO Channel 80 and FFA.org/broadcast), but the network has grown its footprint at the convention. For the first time ever, FFA members in Louisville will be able to join the fun of a festive live television broadcast just outside Freedom Hall. Continue reading

Tractor Supply Co. FFA Convention Shirts Still Available

Just in case you haven’t picked up the hottest item in fall fashion, Tractor Supply Co. let us know this week that some of its stores still have the awesome limited edition 87th National FFA Convention & Expo shirt in stock.

FIND IT: See the stores with the FFA shirt in stock

The shirt — blue, longsleeve and 100% Cotton — is a great deal at $12.99 each. Continue reading

RFD-TV helps tell FFA story in new $5 million, five-year sponsorship

Telling the FFA story to a larger audience just got a little easier thanks to a new agreement between RFD-TV, the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation.

RFD-TV has committed to a five-year sponsorship with FFA that provides cash and in-kind support valued at $5 million over five years. The agreement puts RFD-TV at the highest level of corporate support within the National FFA Foundation.

It’s just one of many ways the company has supported FFA during their 25-year relationship, providing opportunities to members and helping grow FFA and agricultural education. Continue reading

CHS Announces $1.5 Million Gift for FFA and Agricultural Education

Thursday was already going to be a great day — we were celebrating National Teach Ag Day — but it was made even better with a major announcement that will benefit FFA and agricultural education for years to come.

CHS, a global agribusiness involved in energy, grains and foods owned by U.S. farmers, ranchers and cooperatives, announced during National Teach Ag Day celebrations in Minneapolis a substantial, multi-year gift to the National FFA Foundation.  Continue reading

Limited Edition National FFA Convention & Expo T-Shirt Now Available at Tractor Supply Co.

The fine folks at Tractor Supply Co. have long supported FFA members nationwide. Those of you who have attended the National FFA Convention & Expo recently know that TSC’s booth in the FFA Expo is always a must-see!

In 2013, TSC bumped it to another level when the staff at convention donned some custom TSC shirts with the FFA emblem alongside. The shirts were so popular that many attendees wanted to buy the shirts right off the backs of TSC staff! Continue reading

National FFA Foundation receives $600,000 donation from CF Industries

A unique agreement between two major companies has resulted in a significant donation to FFA members.

CF Industries, a longtime FFA supporter, announced with the National FFA Officer Team Wednesday in Washington, D.C.,  a $600,000 donation to the National FFA Foundation to support agriculture education. Continue reading