FFA Pulse: August 2012

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News and Announcements

Sign up to help out at the FFA Rally to Fight Hunger

Registration for the FFA Rally to Fight Hunger is just days away. Sign up via online convention registration, which will be available soon. The National FFA Organization needs your help to package one million meals at the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. The FFA Rally to Fight Hunger will involve 10,000 FFA members from Oct. 24 - 26 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Members will assemble meals and gather additional supplements to provide relief from hunger and malnutrition. Chapters can sign up for hour-long shifts to take place in an unprecedented three-day effort against hunger. Visit www.FFA.org/Rally for more information.

The 85th National FFA Convention & Expo is just around the corner

You don’t want to miss out on motivational speakers at the general sessions, student and teacher workshops, recognition of award-winning FFA members and chapters, community service through National Days of Service and the new FFA Rally to Fight Hunger. Experience more than 350 exhibitors and 50 retail vendors in the expo, the Wednesday night concert featuring The Band Perry and Brantley Gilbert, rodeos, hypnotists and more. Back for 2012, an FFA Dance on Friday night! So much to do and see, find more information at www.ffa.org/convention. See you in Indianapolis, October 24 - 27!

Case IH “Red Power” Skid Steer Auction to support FFA

Case IH will launch an auction of “Red Power” – a one-of-a-kind, tricked-out skid steer – at the 2012 Farm Progress Show on Aug. 28. The auction will be held on the Purple Wave online auction site. The auction proceeds will be split accordingly: 89 percent to the National FFA Foundation, 10 percent to the winning bidder’s state FFA association, and 1 percent to the winning bidder’s FFA chapter of choice. The online auction will run through Sept. 30. For more information on this unique skid steer, auction and terms, visit http://www.caseih.com/en_us/Pages/red-power-skid-steer.aspx.

Be on the lookout for 2012-13 FFA catalogs: Blue, Gold, Core

The fall 2012-13 Blue catalog will feature the National FFA Officers in our new collection of sweatshirts, T-shirts and hats. The Gold and Core catalogs will also be delivered in August and feature new products and awards. Look for a flier inside each catalog that features new banquet supplies available for purchase online at Shop FFA.

Don’t miss this deal: Free personalization on official casual shirts, polos

Until Sept. 30, you can get up to three lines of personalization free on each shirt or polo you order on Shop FFA. Place your order today.

Get your official jacket in time for National FFA Convention & Expo

To receive your new FFA blue corduroy jacket in time for the 2012 National FFA Convention & Expo, you must place your order by Sept. 14. Avoid the expense of rush shipping and handling charges. Order your jacket today at Shop FFA.

2012 National FFA Convention & Expo commemorative T-shirt available

The National FFA Organization is pre-selling its official National FFA Convention & Expo T-shirt online right now. The “Grow” T-shirt comes in six colors and is only $12.50. To receive your commemorative T-shirt before this year’s big event, place your order by Oct. 5.

Last call for National FFA Convention & Expo T-shirt designs

The last day to enter the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo T-shirt Design Contest is Sept. 7. The FFA Design Studio is open to all FFA members and chapters. All designs must be created using the FFA Design Studio, an easy-to-use website on Shop FFA that has all the tools you need to create the perfect event T-shirt. Choose from three styles, multiple colors and hundreds of design elements, including the “Grow” theme for 2012. For a complete listing of rules, go to Convention Chapter Tee Contest Rules.