Kansas FFA Association

Thursday Thoughts

Announcing the 2014 Chevron Delo Tractor Restoration Competition

June 5, 2014

Chevron is pleased to announce its 2014 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition is open. Teams can find all the competition details at www.DeloTractorRestorationCompetition.com.  Twelve finalists teams will be selected to compete for over $20,000 in prizes when they present their restoration project to a panel of read more »

Kansas State Fair Information

June 5, 2014

The Kansas State Fair will not be providing printed copies of the exhibitor handbook this year.  The registration and entry information is available on the website.  Below are links to the Kansas State Fair website regarding information for exhibitor entry and registration.  The first link read more »

Next Kansas FFA Alumni Meeting

May 16, 2014

The next meeting of the Kansas FFA Alumni will be held May 28 at 1:00 pm in the lobby of McCain Auditorium in Manhattan. The meeting is open to the public. read more »

National Alumni Development Conference

May 8, 2014

The national alumni development conference is coming up this summer in Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 9-12. The state alumni is looking to send one official delegate to represent Kansas. The council voted to set aside $250 for that person to use for registration. If there read more »

Informational Seminar for Living to Serve: Environmental Grant

May 7, 2014

Are you interested in applying for a $2,000 Living to Serve: Environmental grant, but don’t know if your idea meets requirements or need some guidance working through the application?   Register for an informational webinar hosted by Living to Serve team members at www.FFA.org/envirogrants ! read more »

Dekalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award

April 30, 2014

Last call for the Dekalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award! Please submit your nominations no later than May 6, 2014.      The DEKALB® Agricultural Accomplishment Award is annually presented to one FFA student per chapter because they exemplify scholarship, commitment and work ethic.   In 2014, DEKALB read more »

National Chapter and SAE Committee Nominations

April 24, 2014

The National FFA is conducting a nationwide search seeking applicants to serve as committee members for National Chapter and SAE committees. In addition to your interest, if you know of an industry person or educator (secondary or post-secondary) who may be interested please forward them read more »

Living to Serve: Environmental Grants

April 23, 2014

Living to Serve: Environmental Grants are now available for the 2014-2015 school year through National FFA! Chapters may apply for up to  $2,000  to support year-long service-learning projects that address local environmental needs. Applications are due  May 30, 2014 .   Project topics include, but read more »

FFA Day at the Ballpark

April 22, 2014

Friday, June 20 Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners Kauffman Field – Kansas City 7:10 p.m.   Come out to FFA DAY AT THE BALLPARK and help raise awareness and support of FFA. Discounted tickets specially priced to support FFA are on sale now online. read more »

SCCL Registration Open

April 21, 2014

The 201 4  State Conference for Chapter Leaders (SCCL) Registration is now available. Registration is to be completed online by May 20 to avoid paying a late fee. This year's SCCL will again be held at Rock Springs Ranch on Monday, June 30 - Wednesday, July read more »

FFA Alumni Show at State Convention

April 21, 2014

The FFA Alumni will be sponsoring “The Mind Wizard”, Ray Thompson and his “Theater of the Mind” on Wednesday night May 28 at McCain Auditorium. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets are available through the Kansas FFA office.  Official dress read more »

2014 National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent Applications

April 16, 2014

In order to apply for each musical group, members will need to fill out an online application, submit an audition video and pay a $25 application fee. Applications are due Thursday, July 10, 2014. This deadline is an update from the state staff calendar that read more »

Mid-America Grassland Evaluation Contest

April 10, 2014

The 2014 contest is scheduled for June 3-4, and will be held in Springfield, MO. The first Mid-America Contest was held in 2000 in Cape Girardeau, MO. Since that time the contest has grown and the 2013 contest had 25 teams participating from AR, OH, read more »

2014 Annual Report

April 10, 2014

Annual Report for completion PDF Document ONLY for collecting data The 2014 version of the Annual Report is ready. The accuracy of the data collected is important for the State FFA Office to complete the Annual Report submitted on behalf of the State Association to read more »

Leadership CDE's at State Convention

April 7, 2014

All leadership CDE participants & teams are  REQUIRED  to register electronically, this includes the following events -- Ag Issues, Creed, Prepared, Extemporaneous, Job Interview, Leadership Quiz Bowl, Parlimentary Procedure and Ritual Presentation. The deadline for registration is  April 23rd . Please use the following site to read more »

Growing Green: Sustainable Gardening Camp Facilitator Workshop July 24 at Rock Springs

April 1, 2014

A unique professional development experience for K-12 educators, pre-service education majors, K-State Research and Extension Staff or informal educators - Participants will receive 1 day of training and then serve as activity leaders for the Sustainable Gardening Camp for 12-14 year olds. Gain strategies, resources, read more »

Rock Springs 4-H Center Growing Green Sustainable Gardening Camp July 25-27

April 1, 2014

Explore nature, learn where food comes from, and develop an appreciation for the environment.  This two night camp for 12, 13 and 14 year olds will benefit gardeners of all abilities.  Have insects invaded your squash plants?  Learn how to attract beneficial insects to your read more »

Rock Springs 4-H Center  Science and Civics Camp  July 1-3, 2014

April 1, 2014

What happens when wildlife and people share a habitat?  This camp for 15-17 year olds will explore the impact of human activities on habitats, environmental legislation, habitat exploration and designing, implementing and communicating environmental service projects. Campers will explore habitats with aerial photography by using read more »

KSF & KJLS Rule Changes and EID Tags

March 27, 2014

There are now Beef Tagging Tips and Small Animal Tagging Tips in attempt to decrease the amount lost ear tags we have throughout the spring and summer months. Also, we have provided weigh-in cards for you all to use if you wish for each species. read more »

14-15 Tentative State FFA Calendar

March 7, 2014

Tentative Calendar The State FFA Office has developed a preliminary calendar from which you can work in planning your activities for the upcoming school year.  Hopefully, our calendar will reflect the dates that you can schedule around.  If you have dates, which you want on read more »

2014 Kansas WLC Group Announcement

February 1, 2014

Kansas Group WLC Intent to Travel There is enough interest for taking a group back to Washington, D.C. to this conference - June 10-15, 2014. We are in the process of confirming air travel and the amount of the ticket should not exceed $475 from read more »