FFA Pulse: September 2013

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News and Announcements

Teachers: Use the FFA New Horizons Teaching Guide in your classroom

The FFA New Horizons Teaching Guide is a comprehensive resource that provides “ready to print” activities, projects, rubrics and other assessments for you to use in your classroom. Get the guide for the fall 2013 issue of the magazine here.

Convention and expo judges needed

The proficiencies and Star awards will be judged Thursday, Oct. 31. Agriscience Fair and National Chapter awards will be judged on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Convention judging is voluntary. FFA does not cover any judging expenses. Submit nominations to judges@ffa.org; be sure to include the name and email address of each nominee.

We Are FFA

Visit the “We Are FFA” room, sponsored by Farm Credit Services, during the 86th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. Let your voice be heard at photo and video booths and win awesome prizes. Discover how the National FFA Organization strives to foster and sustain inclusiveness that empowers us all to achieve our highest potential. #WeAreFFA

Agriscience Fair News

Advisors: If you have a student competing in the 2013 National FFA Agriscience Fair, please review the orientation packet and be aware that electricity requests, waiver forms and ADA special needs requests are due Sept. 16. Instructions on each of these items are available in the orientation packet located on the program website.

National Chapter News

Advisors: If your chapter was selected as a 3- , 2- , or 1-star chapter, please review the orientation packet and be aware that banquet ticket requests, shuttle requests, plaque or spur requests and ADA special needs requests are due Sept. 16. Additional banquet tickets can be purchased beginning Sept. 17 through the online convention and expo registration system.

Don’t miss out—free personalization on select shirts and polo’s

Now through Sept. 30, receive free personalization on select official casual shirts and polo’s at Shop FFA. Order today!

Reminder: Shop FFA accepts online school purchase orders

FFA advisors: Don’t forget that Shop FFA now accepts purchase orders. If you would like to start using school 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 an updated status for online purchase order payments.

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, when you buy the FFA Official Jacket (standard version) and the FFA Carhartt Jacket together, you will save $10 off plus free embroidery. Go to FFA.org/Shop and use coupon code: JKTST813 at check out. Offer ends Oct. 31.

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 FFA.org/Shop.