What's GROWING on in Texas FFA?


Culver's Essay Contest Earn Up To $7,500 For Your Chapter

FFA members can share their passion for climate-smart agricultural initiatives that create a more sustainable future by submitting an essay to Culver’s Essay Content by Monday, May 1. Click this link to learn how YOU can earn up to $7,500 for your chapter.

Texas Big Game Awards Scholarship

The Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) in partnership with Carter’s Country and their Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Texas will be awarding over $20,000 in college scholarships for the upcoming school year. Nine scholarships will be awarded, one per Region (eight total at $2,500 each) and one overall top statewide ($5,000). All applicants must be Agriculture and/or Natural Resource related majors.

The selection process is based on a point-scale scoring system and each application is reviewed and ranked by a statewide scoring committee. Scholarships are open to any graduating high school senior, entering college freshman, sophomore, or junior. Students do not have to participate in the TBGA to be eligible for these scholarships, but those who have entered the Texas Big Game Awards will receive a preference point during the scoring process. All applications must be postmarked by March 31st annually. Click the below link to learn more and download the application.


Texas State Technical College Open House/Tours

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Chapter Opportunities

SBOE Student Heroes Award

The Student Heroes Award program recognizes Texas public school students in prekindergarten through high school who voluntarily work to assist or benefit their fellow Texas students.

Student volunteers possess enormous passion and talents that are displayed in numerous ways. Actions of past recipients include organizing a project that distributed 350 care bags to the homeless and unsheltered, advocating for safe teen driving by successfully promoting an app, establishing a foundation to provide support to cancer patients and their families while receiving treatment, collecting supplies for disaster relief in hard-hit areas, and launching an organization dedicated to spreading awareness about mental health.

Award requirements include the following:

  • The service, assistance, and/or good deed must be voluntary and not part of any curriculum, graduation requirement, class, or community project.
  • The service, assistance, and/or good deed must benefit other students in Texas, either individually or collectively.
  • The benefit may be to students of one campus, district, or community.

Nominations will be accepted through March 31, 2023, at 5 p.m. (CST).

Recipients of the Student Heroes awards will be announced in June. A plaque and medal will be awarded to each Student Hero by his or her State Board of Education member.

Nomination forms and program guidelines are available at https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/news- and-multimedia/awards/student-heroes-award.

The online nomination form can be accessed directly at https://form.jotform.com/TXEd/student-hero- nomination-form.

For more information, please email heroes@tea.texas.gov or call (512) 463-9007.

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Nominate a Member for the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award

Bayer Crop Science is proud to support National FFA by sponsoring the 76th annual DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award. This award is presented to one FFA senior per chapter who exemplifies scholarship, commitment, work ethic and passion for pursuing an agricultural career. FFA advisors can nominate students by Friday, March 31.

Texas FFA State Officer Selection Process Adult Consultants

Adult consultants assist the Texas FFA Staff and Selection Process Supervisor in conducting the State Officer Selection Process.

These individuals must be available to assist with the State Officer Selection process June 5-9 in Stephenville.

Applications are open now through the roster system and are due by March 1, 2023. Individuals selected to serve in this capacity will be notified in April.

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Ag In The Classroom Teacher Grants


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