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!

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

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

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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

Support FFA with Ram Trucks’ Next Crop Project on April 26

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On April 26, you can support FFA just by taking a test drive.

As announced during the CBS broadcast of the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night, Ram Trucks is continuing its support of the National FFA Organization with “The Next Crop Project.

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Vote FFA in Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Film Festival

Video is a stirring communication tool, and it’s one that the Boston College Center for Corportate Citizenship wants to recognize as a way to show the difference people can make around them. National FFA Foundation platinum sponsor CSX took that challenge to heart and produced a beautiful video featuring FFA members making a difference at last fall’s 86th National FFA Convention & Expo.

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Now, CSX is hoping to spread the message of FFA members playing a pivotal role in supporting National Safe Place (with the assistance of City Year and Dignity U Wear) in the BCCCC Film Festival. You can help by voting for the video now: www.bcccc.net/FilmFestival2014

Voting ends February 7.

The project, held as part of National Days of Service at the 2013 convention, was not an easy one for the FFA volunteers. Continue reading

FFA Joins Brandt Racing for 2014 in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Justin Allgaier celebrates a NASCAR Nationwide Series win at Montreal in 2012.

Justin Allgaier celebrates a NASCAR Nationwide Series win at Montreal in 2012.

FFA members will have a new team to root for in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season — including a driver who is a member of the National FFA Alumni Association.

FFA sponsor and scholarship supporter Brandt, Inc., announced Tuesday that Justin Allgaier would campaign the No. 51 Brandt Racing Chevrolet in 21 races at NASCAR’s highest level in 2014 — and that FFA would be on-board.

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