The Cloverdale FFA Chapter placed first in Indiana and received $2,500 for receiving 283 votes from local farmers during the second annual FFA Chapter Challenge.
Members of the Cloverdale FFA, a local Monsanto representative and a number of supporting farmers will participate in an award ceremony on Wednesday, May 9 at 6 p.m. at the high school. The ceremony will recognize the chapter for building meaningful relationships with the farmers who voted.
FFA members in 12 states took the opportunity to build better relationships with area farmers through the Chapter Challenge program, sponsored by Monsanto.
Through the program, farmers voted for their favorite FFA chapter. In total more than $200,000 was awarded to 201 FFA chapters nationwide. These chapters received certificates of credit, which can be used to purchase items such as FFA blue jackets, classroom materials, convention registration passes and more.
The chapter that received the most votes won a trip to the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis Oct. 24-27, for six students and one advisor. The trip is valued at $6,500.
The top FFA chapter in each state received a $2,500 certificate of credit as first prize, while those ranked second through 10th received between $1,000 and $2,000. Eighty FFA chapters outside of the top 10 in their respective states received a $1,000 credit.