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Fertilizer & Sustainability School Media Contest

September 5, 2017

Deadline for Submission: September 22, 2017
Winners will be announced on October 13, 2017 - World Fertilizer Day

Calling all creative minds! The Fertilizer Is At the Root of It Contest is a creative way to showcase fertilizer and sustainability. The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program is the cornerstone piece of fertilizer sustainability.

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2017 SAE Grants Now Open

September 5, 2017

The National FFA Organization is pleased to announce that the 2017 SAE grant application process is open.

Supervised Agricultural Experiences are a core part of agricultural education. Thanks to our sponsors, this year 152 SAE grants of $1,000 each are available to help FFA members start or expand an SAE.

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JumpStart Funding Awarded to Agriculture Entities

August 22, 2017

The Kansas Department of Agriculture partnered with the Kansas Department of Commerce to award funds to Kansas entrepreneurs to encourage innovation and entrepreneurial spirit within the agriculture industry. These funds are made available this summer by the JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneur program.

Nine Kansas-based businesses were awarded $10,000 each after completing an

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Gaines to lead Kansas FFA Foundation

June 6, 2017

Beth Gaines has been announced as the new executive director of the Kansas FFA Foundation. Tom Hemmer, president, and CEO of the Solomon Corporation and outgoing chairman of the Kansas FFA Foundation Board of Trustees made the announcement May 31, at the start of the 89th Kansas State FFA Convention.

“We

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2017-2018 Living to Serve Grants

May 2, 2017

The National FFA Organization is excited to announce that the 2017-18 Yearlong Living to Serve Grants application is now open and available in both English and Spanish! Middle and high school chapters may apply for up to $3,000 to support yearlong service-learning projects that address community needs in one of

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National Band, Chorus or Talent Applications Available

April 28, 2017

The 2017 National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent applications are available on www.ffa.org/convention (scroll down to the band, chorus and talent section). Members will need to log in using their user name and password to access each of the applications.

Each National FFA Band, Chorus or Talent application requires (4)

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2017 Scholarship Results Are In!

April 26, 2017

In 2017, 115 businesses and individuals provided scholarships designed to fit a wide variety of student experiences, career goals and higher education plans. More than 8,300 students applied. The National FFA Organization awarded 1,883 scholarships valued at more than $2.7 million!

122 Kansas FFA members from 78 different chapters received a

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State Proficiency Award Winners Announced

March 23, 2017

Winners in the State Agricultural Proficiency Awards were selected Saturday, March 18th for presentation at the 89th Kansas FFA Convention in Manhattan. Awards were announced for 42 categories.

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Missouri and Kansas FFA Students Collect Nearly 6,000 Items in Western Farm Show Food Drive

March 22, 2017

Kansas City (March 15, 2017) - FFA students from Missouri and Kansas who recently attended the Western Farm Show in Kansas City made a major contribution to the fight against hunger by collecting 5,958 canned goods and other non-perishable items in the show’s annual “Border War” Food Drive.

Almost 3,400 FFA

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2017 Livestock Nomination Information

March 6, 2017

Below you will find the 2017 state livestock nomination materials. Please make sure all of the families within your chapter who will be nominating livestock projects use the 2017 forms and information. There are no significant changes to the nomination process this year, but there are a few

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