Shirt Design Features 2016 Convention Theme “Transform Purpose to Action”
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (Oct. 14, 2016) – For the third year, Tractor Supply Company is partnering with the National FFA Foundation to produce limited edition, long-sleeved shirts for the National FFA Convention & Expo, which are now available exclusively in Tractor Supply stores. All net proceeds from sales of the shirts benefit FFA by supporting the National FFA Alumni Association and Living to Serve platform.
The shirts which cost $12.99 plus tax and feature the 2016 convention’s theme “Transform Purpose to Action” will remain in stores while supplies last. Tractor Supply raised more than $217,000 through sales of the shirt last year alone.
“National FFA is grateful for our longstanding partnership with Tractor Supply that is making a positive difference in the lives of students,” said Mark Poeschl, CEO, National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation. “Funds raised through sales of the exclusive long-sleeved shirts are strengthening the FFA Alumni and our Living to Serve platform, vital components of our mission to develop students’ potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.”
In addition to supporting community events benefitting local FFA groups across the country, Tractor Supply also partners with the National FFA Foundation for the annual “Grants for Growing” program, which raises funds for local FFA chapter initiatives and awards minimum $500 competitive grants to selected participating chapters.
This year’s National FFA Convention will be held Oct. 19-22, 2016, in Indianapolis, Ind. For more information on the convention, visit www.ffa.org.
About Tractor Supply Company
Tractor Supply Company operates more than 1,500 stores in 49 states. Located in the outlying towns in major metropolitan markets and in rural communities, Tractor Supply Company stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. The Company offers a comprehensive selection of merchandise for the health, care, growth and containment of horses, livestock and pets including select Purina and Nutrena brand feeds; hardware, truck, towing and tool products; and seasonal products, including lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys. In addition, the company sells work/recreational clothing and footwear for the entire family and maintenance products for agricultural and rural use. For more information on Tractor Supply, access the website at www.TractorSupply.com.
About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees comprised of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA alumni, the foundation is a separately-registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.