FFA members in 12 states went out into their communities to build relationships with local farmers and gained votes for Chapter Challenge, sponsored by Monsanto and National FFA. Thanks to local farmers, members of Whitko High School FFA Chapter gained a deeper appreciation for agriculture and earned funds that will enhance their classroom experience.
“The mission of FFA goes beyond farming, but its heart will always be in creating new generations of leaders who understand agriculture and small communities,” said Linda Arnold, Monsanto customer advocacy lead. “Monsanto is proud to partner with the National FFA Foundation to help local chapters create that bond with the people who grow our food and build our communities.”
In total, more than $200,000 was awarded to 201 FFA chapters. Winners received certificates of credit that can be used for items such as new FFA blue jackets or convention fees. Across Indiana, FFA chapters were in the running for the FFA Chapter Challenge Grand Prize, which went to the Lawrence County High School FFA Chapter in Moulton, Ala. This chapter received 1,110 votes and won a trip to this year’s 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.