Tractor Supply Company’s fifth annual FFA Convention T-shirt fundraiser recently launched in stores nationwide. For a limited time, Tractor Supply customers can purchase a FFA Convention themed long sleeve T-shirt to celebrate the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo, which takes place later this fall.
Net proceeds from T-shirt sales will go directly to the National FFA Foundation and will be used to fund programs and activities for FFA chapters across the country.
The limited-edition T-shirt has the official FFA Convention & Expo logo printed across the front, which consists of hexagonal molecules and gold rows. The molecules represent the innovative side of FFA, and the gold rows represent crops – serving as a tip of the hat to traditional agriculture. Customers can purchase the shirt at any Tractor Supply store. The shirt will also be available to purchase online with an in-store pickup.
Funds raised this year will benefit three FFA programs: Gift of Gold, Living to Serve and Alumni Legacy Grants. This year is the debut year for Gift of Gold, a program that awards grants to chapters devastated by natural disasters. Living to Serve is a program that empowers students to positively impact their communities through leadership opportunities, and the Alumni Legacy Grants enable local chapters to help local high schools build or strengthen their alumni chapters.
In 2018, this T-shirt fundraiser generated more than $340,000 for chapters nationwide through the Living to Serve and Alumni Legacy grants. Since the start of this fundraiser, Tractor Supply has raised a total of $1.1 million for FFA programs.
In addition to being sold in Tractor Supply stores, the shirts will be available at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo, held Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 in Indianapolis. The event is one of the world’s largest student conventions – with nearly 70,000 attendees and more than 400 exhibiting companies – that brings FFA members together to inspire their peers and celebrate their many accomplishments.