Forever Blue Blog
FFA Stays With Alum Throughout His Life and Beyond
Lyle and Karma Orwig are taking advantage of all the ways to commit forever to FFA. Lyle is a lifetime alumni member and Karma sees the value of the organization’s leadership programs. They recently made plans to financially support National FFA after they both pass away.
Kevin and Carol Keith
Kevin Keith is a local program success team leader with the National FFA Organization who first became involved with FFA in the second grade when the local chapter took all the second graders out to plant a pine tree. He knew he didn’t want to be a “farm kid” and had aspirations of becoming a game warden.
Jim Irvine was an FFA chapter president in high school — and so were both of his sons. After a career farming corn and soybeans in Minnesota, he and his wife, Wanda, decided to give some of their crop assets to FFA to set up charitable remainder trusts as part of their charitable action plan.
Dean and Sandra Carlson
Dean and Sandra Carlson owned a farm that generated income that they were not dependent on. Based on Dean’s own experience with FFA, they wanted to do something to put the farm to better use. After talking it over with their five children, who heartily approved, the Carlsons decided to use the farm to make a gift of real property to the National FFA Foundation.
Randall, Dwight, and Jeff Armstrong
For members of the Lyon County FFA Chapter in Kentucky, the generosity of brothers Randall, Dwight and Jeff Armstrong will be appreciated and put to good use for years to come. The Armstrong’s, former Lyon County FFA members, are giving back to their hometown chapter through a $1,000 National FFA Foundation scholarship.
Alan and Sherry Stowers Endow Scholarship to Honor Their Son
Three generations of the Stowers clan have participated in FFA in Indiana. One of their sons, Travis Stowers, a dedicated FFA member, participated in the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) just before his death.
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