Nebraska FFA Chapters have already started planning what they will do with their funds from the “I Believe in the Future of Ag” campaign. Each chapter in Nebraska is eligible to raise funds to be sent into the Nebraska FFA Foundation to be a part of the campaign. The chapter will receive 100 percent of their local donations and a portion of the $35,000 matching pot. 23 corporate partners are participating in the “I Believe in the Future of Ag” campaign to provide these funds to FFA chapters all over Nebraska. A great example of this campaign would be the Thayer Central FFA Chapter.
The Thayer Central High School started their first FFA program this year. The FFA chapter has already began planning a project to take place this year. They decided to raise funds to help support their future garden that will take place this spring. They recently purchased ground right across from the school for the garden. All of the plans are tentative on what they might grow in their garden, but the produce they grow will be served at the school cafeteria. Any produce grown during the summer will be donated to the local food bank. The FFA members will be in charge of taking care of the garden, but they may have some involvement with other organizations. The garden will be a great way for Thayer Central FFA to use their “I Believe in the Future of Ag” funds because it will benefit the FFA members, school, and community.
Many other FFA chapters across Nebraska are doing projects or activities with their funds they earn. If you would like to donate to the “I Believe in the Future of Ag” campaign click here.