FFA Pulse: January 2013

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News and Announcements

Apply now for 2013 scholarships

Diverse applicants. Diverse scholarships. Visit the scholarships webpage for the 2013 online scholarship application and helpful tools. Top 2013 sponsors are Ford, John Deere, Tractor Supply and AGCO. See the 2013 Guidebook for eligibility requirements. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. EST Feb. 15. The required Signature Page must be postmarked no later than Feb. 22.

“GROW” FFA Week: Order early

2013 FFA Week is just around the corner so make sure to place your orders early and avoid any rush. “GROW” themed items are the perfect complement for all of your FFA Week activities and provide great gifts for sponsors and volunteers. Show your FFA Week pride with the new line of room décor products and value-priced event favors. Go to Shop FFA for more.

2013 chapter T-shirt competition is open for entries

This is an excellent opportunity for FFA chapters to earn money and provide a chapter team event. Contest entries must be received by Feb. 28. Encourage your chapters to participate in the contest by sending a note and this link – www.FFA.org/chaptertshirtcontest. In March, the National FFA Organization will select and post 12 T-shirt designs from all entries. The designs will be posted online for FFA members to vote for their six favorite FFA chapter T-shirts. The winning chapters and T-shirt designs will be featured in the 2013 Blue catalog and on Shop FFA. Winning chapters will receive 50 percent of the first year’s profits from the sale of their T-shirt.

Reminder: Shop FFA accepts online school purchase orders

When you register at the Shop FFA store, just indicate “yes” or “no” that as an FFA advisor you are authorized to use purchase orders. Make sure to include your chapter number and name. A customer service representative will verify your information and within five business days provide you with your updated status for online purchase order payment.