April 2009 - Tennessee FFA
Tennessee FFA Foundation, Inc.
Executive Director’s Newsletter
April 6, 2009
2009 Tennessee FFA Foundation Scholarship Winners
Jim Loftis and Jessica Northcutt at Foundation booth during
81st State FFA Convention selling ties, scarves, caps, etc.
High School University Scholarship
Doug Giles, Jr.
Suzannah Mellinger Wrightsville, PA TTU
David Crockett UTK
David Crockett UTK
Westmoreland MTSU Farm Credit
Motlow Farm Credit
McNairy Central UTM Farm Credit
Christopher Martin Lincoln Co.
Megan Richardson David Crockett UTK
UTM K. K. Mitchell
Jerry Agan, III
TTU K. K. Mitchell
Christina Pendergrass McMinn Co.
Wilson Central UTM
The appropriations bill (SB2355) for the 2009-2010 fiscal
year has been introduced in the General Assembly with an
earmark of non-recurring grants of $250,000 to the FFA and
$250,000 to the 4-H Foundation. Encourage your legislators
to vote for the Governor’s budget including this line item.
L to R: John Rose and Peyton Harper accept a $2,500 check
from Pinnacle Bank reps Scott McCormick and Joe Comer.
Billy Vestal presents funds to the Foundation from Silent
Auction at State FFA Convention in the amount of $5,295.
The newly released print by the TN FFA Alumni Association
is entitled “A Fading Era.” It is the fifth edition in a series
by famed artist Ralph McDonald. Further information can be
obtained on our website at: ww.tnffa.org/alumni.
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR MARCH
Dodge Hometown Scholarship Program rebates were:
Brighton H.S. FFA ($264), Erickson USA ($1,750) and
McNairy Central H.S. FFA ($914).
Exhibit booth space rental for the 81st State FFA Convention
was received from: Angotti Farm Toys ($100), Atlas
Manufacturing Company ($200), Circle A Fundraisers
($400), Jaderloon Company ($200), John Deere/NW MS.
Community College ($100), Mac Rogers dba TN Gold
Fundraisers ($200), River Brite Citrus Sales ($200), Southern
Heritage ($400), TN FFA Alumni Assn. ($200), TN State
University ($50) and UTM Collegiate FFA ($50)
Century Club memberships of $100 each were paid by:
Andy Nash, David Boreing, Buddy Crass (FarmHouse),
Ryan Inman, LeeRoy Kiesling, Irma Page, Ted Turner,
Philip Warfield (FarmHouse) and Jerry Wood.
Sponsorships were received from: Agricenter International
($1,500), Dairy Farmers of America ($1,500), Dean Foods
($1,000), Institutional Wholesale Company ($2,500), Quail
Unlimited – NW TN Chapter ($250), Southern Ginners Assn.
($500), TN Council of Cooperatives ($1,650), TN Farmers
Mutual Insurance Companies ($2,000), TN FFA Alumni
Assn. ($1,500), TRH Health Plans ($2,000), TN Agricultural
Production Assn. ($500), TN Feed & Grain Assn. ($600), TN
Nursery & Landscape Assn. ($1,000), TN Society of Farm
Managers & Rural Appraisers ($500), TN Veterinary
Medical Association ($500) and 1986-87 State Officer Team
Newly elected 2009-2010 State FFA Officer Team. (See our
website for complete listing and biographical information.)
The new TN FFA Association team is comprised of:
E. TN VP
M. TN VP
W. TN VP
Wilson County SCD donated $250 to Fred Laine Memorial
Scholarship Fund. Covington FFA donated $200 to the Ted
Turner Scholarship Fund. Dale & Brenda Bray donated
$400 to the Camp Clements Scholarship Fund. Kenneth K.
Mitchell donated $220 in honor of James & Brenda Peeler
and Rep. David & Martha Shepard for their support of the
2009 Goodwill Tour luncheon at Dickson. Tennessee State
Bank of Gatlinburg donated $100 and Dr. John Todd donated
$200 for the East TN Regional Awards Banquet.
National FFA President Paul Moya, New Mexico, (left) and
Western Region VP Riley Branch, Texas, speak to out-going
and incoming TN officers at a luncheon with their parents.
Circle A Fundraising rep hands over a brochure and free
pizza samples to an FFA advisor. A total of 34 exhibitors
from agribusiness, ag organizations, universities, government
and fundraising ventures set up displays at the vendor/trade
show during the 81st State FFA Convention held in
Gatlinburg on March 30 – April 1, 2009. Total attendance
exceeded 2,500 students, advisors, parents and guests. The
convention highlight was the FFA Night at the Dixie
Stampede with approximately 1,100 in attendance. Over 300
students attended the Patrick Grady Hypnotist Show and over
275 participated in the dance on Tuesday night at the Four
Seasons Convention Center. Over 1,275 T-shirts were preordered and another 500 sold on site. Make plans to attend
next year’s convention on March 28-31, 2010.