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Nutrients for Life

The Idaho FFA Association is an inaugural member of the Nutrients for Life, Helping Communities Grow Program.  First offered in 2010, Idaho was one of two states to partner with the Nutrients for Life Foundation in Washington, D.C. The goal of the program is to help promote the foundation’s mission of informing communities about the positive role of plant nutrients, fertilizers, and related agricultural issues.

2014 Program for Idaho

The 2014 Nutrients for Life Program is underway in Idaho. Monetary prizes have been raised from $300 to $500 for chapters that do not rank 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.
The program has a new timeline and application submission format:

  • Friday, November 14, 2014- Letter of intent and pre-project summary due (see address below)
  • Friday, January 30, 2015Community involvement plan due to ffaprogram@nutrientsforlife.org
  • Friday, March 27, 2015 - Completed project due to:
    Nutrients for Life Foundation
    Helping Communities Grow Chapter Recognition Program
    425 Third Street, S.W., Suite 950
    Washington, D.C. 20024
  • TBA April 2015
    Award winners notified
  • Award ceremony for winner at SLC in Twin Falls

Important Downloads

Access all forms and applications materials here.

Background Information

The Helping Communities Grow program is sponsored by the Nutrients for Life Foundation. Founded in 2004, the Foundation provides science-based information to help educate people about the valuable role fertilizers play in feeding our growing world. All information developed by the Foundation is based on soil and plant science and supported by agronomists, including those at the International Plant Nutrition Institute. The Foundation’s curriculum, Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century, was created by the respected Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) in conjunction with educators around the world and has been reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution.  The Nutrients for Life Foundation's Helping Communities Grow program gives FFA chapters the opportunity to help their communities become better informed about the positive role of plant nutrients, fertilizer and related agricultural issues. 

Past Winners


1st Salmon FFA - $5,000 Hansen FFA featured on the Nutrients for Life website
2nd Hansen FFA - $3,000
3rd Genessee FFA - $1,000


1st Hansen FFA - $5,000 Hansen FFA featured on the Nutrients for Life website
2nd New Plymouth FFA - $3,000
3rd Malad FFA - $1,000



1st Hansen FFA - $5,000 Hansen FFA featured on the Nutrients for Life website
2nd New Plymouth FFA - $3,000
3rd American Falls FFA - $1,000


1st Hansen FFA - $7,000 Hansen FFA in the Spring 2012 Nutrients for Life Magazine
2nd Malad FFA - $3,000
3rd Cambridge FFA - $1,000



1st Hansen FFA - $7,000
2nd Genesee FFA - $3,000
3rd Malad FFA - $1,000