Vote Now To Show Your FFA Pride

The Online Store for the National FFA Organization is conducting a survey through March 17, encouraging people to vote for six of the top 12 designs in the nationwide FFA Chapter T-shirt contest. Hundreds of entries were submitted from chapters all across the country.

I learned today that Wabasso FFA Chapter’s T-shirt design has made it to the Top 12.

Some of you may know that I was editor of the weekly newspaper in Wabasso for four years before I moved back to my hometown to become a reporter at the Daily Globe. Wabasso is a small town in the heart of Redwood County, with a population of 642 when I lived there. They have an excellent ag program, lead by a top-notch ag teacher. (Mr. Klaers and his family were also my next-door neighbors.)

A Facebook message posted by Bill’s wife, Jane, this morning alerted me to the T-shirt contest and the exciting news for the Wabasso FFA Chapter. Bill and his students designed the T-shirt, which is shown here.

FFA members (actually anyone) can visit this site to vote for their favorite T-shirt designs. Each person can vote for up to six designs.

The six T’s with the most votes will be featured in the 2010-2011 Blue catalog, which goes out to FFA Chapters and members across the country.

The site does not state what chapters submitted the entries, but I do know that Wabasso is the only FFA Chapter from Minnesota to have a design in the Top 12. There are some pretty cool designs, and of course, Wabasso’s T-shirt received my vote.

Voting began Thursday and will continue through next Wednesday.