SIDNEY — For the third year, Tractor Supply Company is partnering with the National FFA Foundation to produce limited edition, long-sleeved shirts for the National FFA Convention & Expo, which are now available exclusively in Tractor Supply stores. All net proceeds from sales of the shirts benefit FFA by supporting the National FFA Alumni Association and Living to Serve platform.
The shirts which cost $12.99 plus tax and feature the 2016 convention’s theme “Transform Purpose to Action” will remain in stores while supplies last. Tractor Supply raised more than $217,000 through sales of the shirt last year alone.
“National FFA is grateful for our longstanding partnership with Tractor Supply that is making a positive difference in the lives of students,” said Mark Poeschl, CEO, National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation. “Funds raised through sales of the exclusive long-sleeved shirts are strengthening the FFA Alumni and our Living to Serve platform, vital components of our mission to develop students’ potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.”
In addition to supporting community events benefitting local FFA groups across the country, Tractor Supply also partners with the National FFA Foundation for the annual “Grants for Growing” program, which raises funds for local FFA chapter initiatives and awards minimum $500 competitive grants to selected participating chapters.
This year’s National FFA Convention will be held Oct. 19-22, 2016, in Indianapolis, Ind. For more information on the convention, visit www.ffa.org.