On February 24th, 2012, at the New York Farm Show. The NY FFA Foundation finished our most recent tractor fundraiser. We have many people to thank, starting with the family of retired agricultural educator Bob Robinson who donated this tractor. Thanks to the Pioneer FFA for their renovation efforts and to Jon Clayson who was instrumental in the transportation of this tractor throughout New York. Tim Haven from Falls Farm & Garden Equipment Company donated transportation to the winner. We would also like to thank the New York FFA Alumni for allowing us to announce the winner at their annual Toy Auction. Thank you to all involved. This grassroots efforts will be felt throughout the New York FFA community for years.
Click here to see our Tractor Fundraiser page.
Whenever we can lend a hand to a FFA chapter at a grassroots level, we make it a priority. The Schoharie Central School is one of the schools that was greatly affected by the 2011 September floods. So many parts of their community were underwater and many farms lost crops, equipment, and soil fertility.
Schoharie is a finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Project. Samsung plans to put a million dollars worth of technology in schools, and to see who gets it they are having a voting campaign online. As of this date, Schoharie and a school in California are 9,000 votes ahead of any competitors. The Sutter Middle School in Folsom, CA has been keeping pace with Schoharie and each has 13,400 votes.
At the very least, please view this Youtube video that depicts what has happened in the Catskills and what Schoharie students undertook afterwards. I think it will impress you and make you proud of the work that went into learning about the floods. It does show FFA members in action.
What the project asks (and we are encouraging) is for people to vote daily for your favorite school. Voting lasts till March 12th! We thank you in advance for your help! To register to vote, it does ask for your email, but that is just to authenticate your are a person.
Thank you in advance for your involvement!
The New York FFA Foundation
The NYSFFALTF, Inc., chartered in 1946 by the New York State Board of Regents, is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that provides businesses, associations, other foundations, and individuals the opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of our New York youth. Our mission is to build and maintain a financial base that will allow the New York FFA to generate well-educated and career focused productive citizens. Email our Director at firstname.lastname@example.org .