LAND OF SERVICE AWARD

Chapters from across the state of Minnesota plan and conduct service projects and then submit any service hours they are involved in to MN FFA to be recognized during State Convention.
Overview

The Land of Service is a recognition program of Minnesota FFA during State Convention. Chapters from across the state of Minnesota plan and conduct service projects and then submit any service hours they are involved in to Minnesota FFA to be recognized during State Convention. The original goal of Land of Service was to have 10,000 service hours but Minnesota FFA had more than tripled that last year.

 

  • This year's goal is to get 50% of members participating. The deadline to turn in hours will be March 15 - any hours turned in after that will not be used towards recognition calculation

  • Top 3 chapters will receive plaques; top ten chapters will be recognized on stage.

  • The recognizing of these chapters will be based on hour points formulated from hours and percentage of membership participating in each project.  This is meant to encourage greater participation by all members and in the end also continue to increase our hours.

  • Service hours are working hours. There will not be a conversion for any food items, only the time it required to collect it, transport it, etc. 

 

Possible Service Projects

  • Raking Leaves

  • Cleaning Local Cemeteries or Parks

  • Corn Drives

  • Food Drives

  • Basket Social- Baking food and putting it in a basket then selling and donating the money towards charity

  • County Fairground clean up

  • Adopt a highway

  • Adopt a family

  • Big brother/big sister program

  • Landscaping in community

  • Visiting folks in a retirement home

 

Service Planning Steps:
Investigate

To determine how you can best serve, you must find out what your community needs most. By investigating issues facing your community and what causes those issues, you ensure that you maximize the impact of your project.

 

Plan

For a successful project, set goals and break down each piece of what needs to be accomplished.

 

Serve

Put your project into action and transform your community.

 

Evaluate

Throughout the project, track your progress and gather results. When the project is complete, showcase your impacts, celebrate meeting your goals and recognize partners.

 

Learn more about these steps by completing our interactive Service Planning Guide.

 

Applications due:
March 15

Submit at: 

https://form.jotform.com/MNFFA/1819land-of-service

Resources

Service Planning Guide

Living to Serve Grants

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