FFA Pulse: June 2013

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News and Announcements

What does the FFA jacket mean to you?

The official FFA jacket was introduced and accepted by the delegates at the 1933 National FFA Convention. So if you do the math, this fall, we will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the blue corduroy jacket we all love so much!

We’re planning a big story in FFA New Horizons about the jacket, and we want your help! Tell us your feelings about the FFA jacket – in words, photos or video. The best responses will be featured in the print magazine, in our mobile app and on the FFA New Horizons website.

Visit FFANewHorizons.org to learn more.

Applications open for band, chorus and talent performers at National FFA Convention & Expo

Have an FFA member in your chapter with some musical talents? Make sure they apply to be a part of the National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent at the 86th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville. New this year: the first National FFA Talent competition! Applications due July 15.

National application due dates

Agricultural Proficiency Awards applications – July 15

2013 National FFA Convention & Expo chapter housing open

Advisors, please log into your MyAgCN to find the chapter housing information. Housing closes Sept. 11, 2013.

2014 scholarship application deadlines announced

Times are changing and so are the 2014 Scholarship Application deadlines!

The 2014 Scholarship Application will be available beginning Nov. 15, 2013. The deadline to submit an online application has been changed to 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 1, 2014. The Signature Page required to complete eligibility must be mailed postmarked no later than Feb. 8, 2014.

Although we are months away from “going live,” please mark these important changes on your calendars. Even with earlier deadlines, students will still have 10 weeks to submit an application.

Questions, comments or concerns? Email scholarships@ffa.org.

The Official FFA Manual is here

The Official FFA Manual has been revised and is now available. Check out the FFA Chapter Value Pack (item # B12) that contains 25 manuals, 25 student handbooks, an advisor guide DVD, one set of FFA posters and the Ag Trivia game all for only $200. Order item number B12 today!

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Announcing summer hours for the National FFA Merchandise Center

Now through Aug. 2 the National FFA Merchandise Center will close at 2 p.m. on Fridays.
Live Chat and Customer Service Hours of Operation—Summer Schedule:

  • Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

National FFA Customer Service is available to assist you during the above hours at 888-332-2668.