INDIANAPOLIS — Lumberton FFA of North Carolina was named the 2022 Premier Chapter: Building Communities during the fifth general session of the 95th National FFA Convention & Expo this year in Indianapolis.
Lumberton FFA of North Carolina used proceeds from a bake sale to make a positive difference for local foster families. Members organized two bake sales in the community and raised more than $3,000. The chapter used those funds to buy 16 bikes along with helmets and accessories, and donated them to foster families in the area with the help of the state Department of Social Services.
The National Chapter Award program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters that actively implement the organization’s mission and strategies. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality FFA Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasizes growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership.
National FFA recognizes the top chapters with innovative activities in each of the three divisions: growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters that receive three-star ratings during judging are eligible to compete for the premier chapter awards. Ten FFA chapters competed for the honor.
John Deere sponsors the National Chapter Award program. General convention sessions air live on RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel. FFA members and supporters can tune in and watch gavel-to-gavel coverage of the event. To learn more, visit Convention.FFA.org.
The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 850,000 student members as part of 8,995 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
–Kristy Meyer, National FFA Organization