The North Judson-San Pierre FFA Chapter will be getting some national recognition this weekend. It will be featured on “This Week in AgriBusiness,” a weekly television program covering agriculture-related news.
N.J-S.P. FFA sponsor Emily DuVall says the recognition is part of a national contest sponsored by Nationwide Insurance. “It’s called the 2016 Nationwide FFA Chapter Tribute contest, and basically you set up an online profile and then people in the community and from the school go and vote,” she says. “And whoever has the most votes by December 15 wins.” The grand prize is $1,000 for the winning chapter, with a second-place prize of $500 and $250 for third place.
On top of that, DuVall says once a week, one of the FFA chapters registered in the contest is recognized on national television. “They look at each of those chapter profiles, and they select one to be featured on RFD-TV’s segment called “This Week in AgriBusiness” and our chapter was selected for that,” she says. During each episode’s one-minute FFA Chapter Tribute segment, co-host Orion Samuelson gives a brief profile of that particular chapter and some of its accomplishments.
North Judson-San Pierre is scheduled to be featured on this weekend’s program. It may be seen on cable channel RFD-TV at 7:00 a.m. CDT Saturday, 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sunday, and 8:00 a.m. Monday. Episodes are also available online at .www.agbizweek.com.
To cast your vote in the FFA Chapter Tribute contest, visit NationwideSupportsFFA.com