Foundation News

Ohio FFA Member 2020 Travel Scholarships Available

(1/24/2020)  Thanks to the generous support of the AgCredit, ACA Mission Fund, the Ohio FFA Foundation is providing 78 travel scholarships for FFA members. The Ohio FFA Convention, Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum and Washington Leadership Conference help FFA members develop leadership skills so they can better serve their local communities. These travel scholarships are intended to help more students participate in these programs. Students must apply by February 28, 2020 to be considered for one of 78 travel scholarships. Students can learn more and apply here.

First-Year Ohio FFA Members Awarded Blue Jackets

(11/25/2019)  The Ohio FFA Foundation recently announced it will be awarding the symbolic FFA jackets to several 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 generosity shared from community supporters and the Beck’s Hybrids dealer network, 179 FFA jackets were awarded to first-year Ohio FFA members. Congratulations, jacket recipients!  (Press Release)

Free Masters of Beef Advocacy Curriculum Aligned to Ohio Standards

(09/01/2019)  The Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program is a valuable resource for Ohio FFA members and agricultural education students in and out of the classroom. MBA is your go-to program for training and resources to help your students be strong advocates for the beef community. Request your free classroom kit today from www.MastersofBeefAdvocacy.com, and use this document to get started. Once you have received the classroom kit via email, you may use this document, made possible by the Ohio Beef Council, to refer to each lesson’s objectives and outcomes and how they align to Ohio’s education standards.

Now Accepting Applications for Ohio FFA Fashion Place Internship

(08/23/2019)  The Ohio FFA Foundation is seeking candidates for an Ohio FFA Fashion Place Intern. We are seeking an energetic, responsible college student to join our team in preparation for the Ohio FFA Convention. In this position, the intern will be expected to maintain several projects from start to finish and can be expected to gain valuable insight that will further their design, organization and management skills. Interested applicants should direct their cover letter, resume and references to Lauren Corry (lcorry@ohioffa.org) by October 31, 2019. Click here for position description.

One Ohio FFA Chapter will Win $10,000 this Spring

(08/20/2019)  Ohio FFA chapters will clean up their communities while also benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Through an established, successful vehicle donation program, FFA chapters will have a perfect community service opportunity by ridding their communities of unwanted vehicles and farm equipment. Through April 24, 2020, Ohio FFA chapters will work with their local community members to get vehicles donated. The chapter with the most donations (minimum of 5) will receive a $10,000 grand prize. This program is made possible by Telhio Credit Union. Learn More

Nominate an Outstanding Agricultural Educator Today

(07/01/2019)  Presented by Nationwide®, the Ohio FFA and the Ohio Farm Bureau®, the Golden Owl Award recognizes agricultural educators across Ohio for their tremendous contributions to helping the next generation of agricultural leaders. Students, fellow teachers and other supporters can nominate their favorite agricultural teacher and summarize what makes him or her the best in the state. Nominees have an opportunity to win great cash prizes and the distinction of being Ohio’s Agricultural Educator of the Year. To make a nomination or learn more about the award, visit www.goldenowlaward.com by November 16, 2019.