FFA Chapters in 7 states now have a chance to win their share of more than $225,000 in incentives provided by Monsanto. 

The 2011 FFA Chapter Challenge encourages members in Missouri and 6 other states to reach out to their community’s farmers, learn about their operations and get them involved with FFA.  

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That’s Monsanto spokesperson Linda Arnold who says the FFA Chapter Challenge is all about building connections between FFA members and farmers.  The winning chapters will be those who are most successful creating those relationships.

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The top 125 FFA chapters will receive a $1,500 gift card from the National FFA Organization.  The chapter that makes the most connections overall will win the grand prize – an all-expense-paid trip for six FFA members and an advisor to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

Chapters must first register to participate in the program.  Confirmation of each chapter’s connection with farmers must then be registered by the farmer online at www.FFAChapterChallenge.com or by calling the National FFA Organization at 800-293-2387.

The deadline for farmers to confirm connections is May 1 and winners will be announced by May 15.

Only FFA chapters in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Georgia and Alabama are eligible to participate.