FFA programs engage and challenge students while bringing communities and chapters together through local fundraising events. Chapters have the opportunity to win a trip to National FFA Convention & Expo or secure grant dollars to enhance existing or start new projects.
Culver's – Essay Contest
Hosted by Culver’s, the Second Annual FFA Essay Contest invites FFA members to write an essay to enter for the chance to be one of the chapters that Culver’s sends to the national convention. The top three essay writers will receive $7,500, $2,500 and $2,500, respectively, to help fund their chapters’ trips.
The essay contest is part of Culver’s Thank You Farmers program which recognizes how vital agriculture is to Culver’s success, while providing financial support to young people who want to make a career in agriculture. “Not only is this contest a way to show our support for FFA, but it’s also a great opportunity for Culver’s to hear firsthand from members about so many important agricultural topics,” shared David Stidham, vice president of marketing at Culver’s.
FFA members interested in entering the Second Annual FFA Essay Contest should visit
www.culvers.com/essaycontest and submit an essay of 1,000 words or less about how modern technology is impacting the agricultural industry and their lives. The essay contest ends June 3, 2016, at 5 p.m. CDT, and the winners of the contest will be notified in late June.
Visit the Culver's Thank You Farmers home page for more information:
Thirty years ago, WIX® Filters started a box top redemption program with FFA in which they will donate $.25 to your FFA chapter for every official WIX box top redeemed. Your local farmers, truck owners, repair shops, garages and auto parts stores can all help you earn money. Collect as many WIX box tops as you can and send them in (the bus and maintenance barn is a great place to look).
In 2015, WIX donated more than $44,000 to local FFA chapters throughout the United States as part of this promotion. The four chapters that submit the most box tops will receive a $1,000 bonus. WIX will also send a $1,000 check to the chapter that shows the highest percentage increase over last year's fundraiser, and bonuses are in addition to the money each chapter earns for each box top.
To help support their local FFA chapters and generate more box tops for donation, participating auto parts stores will display posters and promote the purchase of WIX Filters.
Chapters can collect the box tops all year round.
The local store can work with the chapter by placing a collection box on their counter and letting the customers know they're collecting as part of a fundraiser for the FFA chapter.
Redemption dates - March 1 – April 30, 2016
For more information visit
Wix FFA Brochure