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Apply to become a Teach Ag Ambassador

The Ohio FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for the Teach Ag Ambassador Program, formerly the Agriscience Internship. This program is made  possible by Ohio Corn & Wheat. The Ohio FFA Foundation is offering 10 positions for college students studying agriscience education to serve as Teach Ag Ambassadors. This ambassadorship is an in-depth program to prepare students for successful careers as agricultural educators. After participating in the program, students will gain knowledge in technical content, organizational structure and real teaching experiences. Each ambassador will work to enhance the recruitment and retention of agricultural educators in Ohio while also having exclusive access to professional development and networking opportunities. Interested applicants should send their resume with references and a letter of interest to Lauren Corry (lcorry@ohioffa.org) at the Ohio FFA Foundation. Click here for additional details.
Deadline to apply is Monday, March 4, 2019.

Ohio FFA Members Awarded Blue Jackets

The Ohio FFA Foundation recently announced it would be awarding the symbolic FFA jackets to first-year members. Students from across Ohio applied to receive the jackets as part of the Blue Jackets program, sponsored by Beck’s Hybrids and the Ohio FFA Foundation. Beck’s Hybrids is committed to helping provide FFA jackets for first-year members who otherwise may not be able to afford the jacket. With the generous support of individuals and the Beck’s Hybrids dealer network, 107 FFA jackets were awarded this year to Ohio FFA members.  Click here for press release.

How is your chapter Living to Serve? Do you need funding to help your chapter?

Help highlight how the Ohio FFA is putting our leadership into action through service projects that benefit local communities. Right now there are two opportunities to receive funding to support service activities. The Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant will open on January 1, 2019 and will close on February 1, 2019. This grant provides middle/high school FFA chapters with up to $1,200 to implement a service-learning project in their community for one semester. The Day of Service Mini-Grant offers alumni or middle/high school chapters with up to $400 to conduct a one-time service event. This application is open all year. The application process is easy and you can pick which grant best suits your chapter’s Program of Activities. Apply today at FFA.org/LivingToServe. If you have any questions about the grants, reach out to the Living to Serve team at LTS@FFA.org.