FFA Pulse: August 2013

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News and Announcements

New 2014 Scholarship Application deadlines

Times are changing and so are the 2014 Scholarship Application deadlines! The 2014 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 postmarked no later than Feb. 8, 2014.

Although we are months away from “going live,” mark these important changes on your calendar. Even with earlier deadlines, students will still have 10 weeks to submit an application. Questions, comments or concerns? Email Scholarships@ffa.org.

Enter our 2013 Convention Tee Design Contest!

Do you want to create a one-of-a-kind T-shirt for the 86th National FFA Convention & Expo? Our annual design competition is just around the corner, and we are seeking creative talent from our FFA members and chapters to design 2013’s commemorative national convention and expo tee! All designs should be submitted no later than Aug. 20. The chapter with the winning T-shirt design will receive 12 free T-shirts for their members and, most importantly, bragging rights because the winning tee will be available for sale to all at the convention and expo. Entry is easy: go to FFA.org/Contest for details.

Introducing the FFA Carhartt Jacket

In celebration of 80 years of the official jacket, we are excited to introduce the new FFA Carhartt® Jacket. This jacket was exclusively designed for FFA by Carhartt with the intent of being worn by our members when there is a need for a jacket that is a little more rugged and you still want to show your FFA spirit. We encourage all of our members, advisors, parents and alumni to consider adding this jacket to their wardrobe to show their support for FFA. For a limited time, these two jackets will be offered at a special price of $119, including free personalization, when you buy them as a set before Oct. 31, 2013.

Official convention and expo tee now available

The 86th National FFA Convention & Expo is approaching, so get ready to celebrate with this year’s official convention and expo tee. Shop FFA is now taking pre-orders for the tee featuring the “Ignite” theme logo on FFA.org/shop. Now members can travel to Louisville in comfort and style all while showing their FFA spirit. The tee is great looking and comes in six vibrant colors. Limited quantities are available, so get yours today for only $12.50! To receive tees before the convention and expo, orders must be placed by Oct. 8.

Get your official jacket in time for the convention and expo

To receive your new FFA blue corduroy jacket in time for the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo, you must place your order by Sept.16. Avoid the expense of rush shipping and handling charges. Order your jacket today at Shop FFA.