To: NY Ag Educators
From: The Desk of Todd Lighthall
(reposted from email sent directly to ag educators)
NY Ag Educators,
Over the past month I have been informing you of some opportunities for you to consider to support your FFA Foundation, raise money for your chapter, and support a key partner. Please read on to learn more.
1. Made In The USA NY FFA Duck- Order your case from the FFA Foundation. We are selling these at cost, so that you can make a profit for your local FFA Chapter.
a. Order your case of ducks by calling or emailing Todd Lighthall. They make a great addition to your fruit sales and are great gifts to supporters.
2. Support the NY Farm Bureau for Agricultural Education Auction. The NY Farm Bureau is one of our biggest supporters. Please consider donating an item valued at a minimum of $25 to their annual silent auction. See forms attached and return to Amy Robinson at ARobinson@nyfb.org
3. 1936 Allis Chalmers U Tractor Raffle- Tickets are available. Another easy way to support a project of the FFA Foundation is to sell raffle tickets in your communities for this tractor.
a. The previous six tractor raffles have raised over $86,000 to support your state level programs and award, at a cost of approx. $21000.
Why support these causes?
So far in 2013 more than $60,000 has been distributed to FFA Chapters, FFA members, and your state FFA Association from the FFA Foundation. Every bit of support helps to create budgets that will directly or indirectly enhance the FFA experience for your students. Please consider one or more of these opportunities to show your support to our organization. Thank you for your support and consideration.
With kind regards,
Todd M. Lighthall, Executive Director
NY FFA Foundation, Inc.
Engaging Youth in Agricultural & Career Success
9340 Long Pond Rd.
Croghan, NY 13327
The New York FFA and the New York FFA Foundation has always relied on its sponsors to make our efforts effective. We are very lucky to have high caliber corporate sponsors to assist FFA CDEs. Certain sponsors offer event sponsorships or help subsidize promotional materials. Thank you to all of our sponsors!
We would like to thank the New York Farm Bureau for their legislative and financial support. If you are not familiar with the New York Farm Bureau, this grassroots organization is tremendous in the resources made available to members. Anyone who is involved or interested in the big picture of agriculture in New York should become a member. I highly recommend it to young professionals whether you still be in high school, college, or just starting in the work force. Getting started is always the hard part, but with Farm Bureau on your side, it doesn't have to be.
Thank you to all of our sponsors. We are working hard everyday to make sure the investment you make in today's youth is returned in the form of great leaders for tomorrow.
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 .