Forever Blue Blog

Karma and Lyle Orwig

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.
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Richard Morrison

Cultivating a Legacy for Learning
Agriculture was one key component in Richard Morrison's formative years. Another was the National FFA Organization (then known as Future Farmers of America). Growing up on a cotton farm in southwest Arizona, Richard was keen to join FFA during high school.
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Partnership Preserves Land for the Future
An exciting new partnership with American Farmland Trust is helping FFA achieve the goals of its members and permanently protect land.
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John Baldus
Thankful for the skills he learned while in FFA, John Baldus made a gift to ensure future generations have the same opportunities he did.
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Kevin and Carol Keith

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.
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Jim Irvine

Jim Irvine
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.
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Jack Pitzer

Jack Pitzer
During a span of more than 50 years, Jack Pitzer’s contributions to FFA have been extensive. Pitzer first became involved with FFA while still a young man in high school.
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Glenn Stith

Glenn A. Stith
While growing up on a farm in Kentucky, Glenn A. Stith says his parents understood the lifelong values FFA provides for youth.
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Bill and Elin Miller

Bill and Elin Miller
Elin Miller describes herself as a scared little girl in the back of the classroom before she joined FFA. But learning FFA skills led to her career as a global vice president for Dow — and as the 2015 chair of the National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees.
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The Carlsons

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.
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Corey Rosenbusch

Corey Rosenbusch
Corey Rosenbusch doesn’t fit the demographic of the typical FFA planned-gift donor. He’s young, has young children and without much accumulated wealth. But the organization’s former national president has made a planned gift.
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Larry D. Case

Larry D. and Joy L. Case
The three cornerstones of the National FFA mission—premier leadership, personal growth, and career success—have been exemplified by the career of Dr. Larry Case. He began his career in 1966 as an agriculture educationinstructor at a rural high school in Missouri.
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Bruce Maloch

Bruce Maloch
Raised on the family farm near Emerson, Arkansas, Bruce Maloch learned the value of hard work and respect for others. Bruce and his wife, Martha, wanted to give back to FFA by supporting the National Officer program through their estate plan.
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Armstrong

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.
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Travis Stowers

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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