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New—Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Medal
A new medal will be made available to those who fill out the SAE survey which will be posted in the June New Horizons magazine. Please have your students fill out the SAE survey at The survey results will assist us in obtaining sponsorship, promoting awards and recognition programs, and gathering statistics to promote agricultural education.


Living to Serve Grant Opportunities
Sponsored by the National FFA Organization through grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Living to Serve program will provide more than $130,000 in grants and awards to chapters or members nationwide.

Grant applications for the next round of LTS project funding are now being accepted. Visit or click “Apply for Grants” on the home page.

LTS grants are available for the following FFA programs: Washington Leadership Conference (WLC), Partners in Active Learning Support (PALS), National Days of Service (NDoS), and the H.O. Sargent Diversity Award. In addition, the Million Hour Challenge program is now offering more chapter awards, now for different service categories.

Find out more about these great opportunities and the Living to Serve state grants. Visit the website, or contact the Living to Serve program staff at 317-802-4413 or


Convention News—Chapter Housing is Open
Advisors need to login to myFFA for hotel listings and the Chapter Housing Request form. For more details or if you have questions, contact Ellen Williams at


Ford Driving Skills for Life Program
Ford Motor Company and the Governor's Highway Safety Association are offering a $2,500 cash award to the top 10 chapters that create and submit a Driving Skills for Life promotional project. This offer is only available to chapters that participated in the 2007 Agriscience Fair. If any member of your chapter participated, the chapter is eligible for an award.

Why you should apply:

  • This is a great way to raise funds for convention. (The award will be paid in advance of the 2008 National FFA Convention.)
  • This project could easily be integrated into your chapter's Program of Activities.
  • It's $2,500!!

For more information on the Driving Skills for Life campaign, visit or you can contact Aimee Wright at