Tractor Supply celebrates FFA Convention with T-shirt fundraiser

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Tractor Supply stores in Bay Minette and Summerdale are joining stores nationwide for the fifth annual FFA Convention t-shirt fundraiser. For a limited time only, Tractor Supply customers can purchase a limited edition FFA Convention themed long sleeve t-shirt to celebrate the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo, which takes place later this fall. Net proceeds from t-shirt sales will go directly to the National FFA Foundation and will be used to fund programs and activities for FFA chapters across the country. According to a release issued Aug. 27 by Tractor Supply’s corporate headquarters in Brentwood, Tennessee, the limited-edition t-shirt has the official FFA Convention & Expo logo printed across the front, which consists of hexagonal molecules and gold rows. The molecules represent the innovative side of FFA, and the gold rows represent crops – serving as a tip of the hat to traditional agriculture. Customers can purchase the shirt for $12.99, plus tax, at any Tractor Supply store. Tractor Supply locations in Baldwin County are 20438 Alabama 59 in Summerdale and in the Bay Minette Plaza Shopping Center, 108 McMeans Ave. The shirt will also be available to purchase online at tractorsupply.com with an in-store pickup. “Tractor Supply looks forward to holding the annual FFA Convention t-shirt fundraiser because it spotlights the future leaders of our country who are making their mark on the agriculture industry,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply. “Our customers and team members are inspired by FFA’s vision to develop leaders, build communities and strengthen agriculture, and this annual fundraiser provides an opportunity for them to continue investing in causes they care about.” Funds raised this year will benefit three FFA programs: Gift of Gold, Living to Serve and Alumni Legacy Grants. This year is the debut year for Gift of Gold, a program that awards grants to chapters devastated by natural disasters. Living to Serve is a program that empowers students to positively impact their communities through leadership opportunities, and the Alumni Legacy Grants enable local chapters to help local high schools build or strengthen their alumni chapters. In 2018, this T-shirt fundraiser generated more than $340,000 for chapters nationwide through the Living to Serve and Alumni Legacy grants. Since the start of this fundraiser, Tractor Supply has raised a total of $1.1 million for FFA programs, according to the release. In addition to being sold in Tractor Supply stores, the shirts will be available at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo, held Oct. 30 - Nov. 2 in Indianapolis. The event is one of the world’s largest student conventions – with nearly 70,000 attendees and more than 400 exhibiting companies – that brings FFA members together to inspire their peers and celebrate their many accomplishments. For more information on the t-shirt fundraiser, call your local store, 251-937-5611 in Bay Minette, or 251-989-2525 in Summerdale, or visit TractorSupply.com/FFA.