Ways To Help
I Believe Individual Giving - no matter the size of the gift, your investment today makes a difference for our FFA members and agricultural education programs of tomorrow. You can choose how to donate: online, via personal check or even a monthly Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) program. Donate Now or enroll in the EFT program today. Know your tax deductible-gift will make a direct impact in the lives of more than 8,000 Kansas FFA members.
Giving the Gift of Grain – A gift of grain to the Kansas FFA Foundation can reduce your tax liabilities while supporting Kansas FFA awards, events, and campaigns. Consider the opportunity to support by gifting your harvested commodity.
Corporate Giving and Support – The Kansas FFA Foundation provides a wide variety of sponsorship awards and events. Take a look at our annual report; you will recognize many faces and names referencing organizations that chose to step up and support Kansas FFA. Sponsorship levels range for awards and event scope. Contact the Foundation today to explore opportunities together. This category includes all corporate giving and our Banking on Your Future campaign.
Scholarships – The Kansas FFA Foundation partners with businesses, industries, organizations, and individuals to provide financial recognition for members who excel academically and through program activities. The Kansas FFA Foundation currently manages two endowed scholarships: The Amos Kahr Trust and the James Ryan Family Scholarship.
Proficiency Awards – Agricultural proficiency awards challenge students to set goals and apply skills to achieve their goals. These awards recognize FFA members for exceptional accomplishments through their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs. The National FFA Organization recognizes 47 award categories ranging from Agricultural Communications to Wildlife Management.
Career Development Events – Career Development Events (CDE) create a connection between classroom instruction and hands-on experiences that represent real-life situations. From agricultural sales to food science, CDE's focus on 24 major areas of agricultural instruction providing potential sponsors the opportunity to support an event related to your business interests.
Star Farmer, Star in Agribusiness, Star in Placement, and State FFA Degree Programs – Outstanding achievement in production, agribusiness, and ag placement is recognized via our state Star program. The Kansas FFA Association annually selects members from the State FFA Degree applicants to recognize as the state "Stars," declaring their SAE programs the best of the best in the state of Kansas.
Event Sponsorships – Numerous opportunities to sponsor Kansas FFA events exist. The Kansas FFA Foundation has a hand in financially supporting the Kansas FFA Convention, State Officer BLAST Off Training (Building Leaders and Strong Teams), State Conference for Chapter Leaders (SCCL), District Officers Conference and Leader Lab. Event sponsorship are available.
Cargill Blue Jacket Program – Started in 2010 by Cargill Meat Solutions Employees in Wichita, the Blue Jacket Program is designed to grant new Blue & Gold FFA jackets to members enduring financial strain or a personal hardship. The opportunity to sponsor a Blue Jacket is made possible with a $100 donation to the Kansas FFA Foundation Cargill Blue Jacket Program.
Bid for Blue with Purple Wave - Purple Wave Auction's continued dedication to the Kansas FFA Foundation through the Bid for Blue program is a shining example of a positive relationship created by linking business and industry with agriculture education programs in our state. Through the program, Purple Wave donates a portion of its commission earned on certain auction items to Kansas FFA Chapters and the Kansas FFA Foundation for support of the Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event. http://pw.purplewave.com/bidforblue/
Stay with Shorts Travel Management & Support Kansas FFA – Short’s Travel is a proud supporter of the Kansas FFA Foundation and is the official NCAA travel supplier for all championship schools for over 600+ sites each year, including the Final Four’s, College World Series and Frozen Four’s. Short’s Travel makes a donation back to the Kansas FFA Foundation for every hotel room booked off the Kansas FFA Foundation website.