About Us

The Kansas FFA Foundation, Inc is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit which was established in 1982 to serve as a scholarship endowment for Kansas FFA members.  In 2004 it was expanded to include a larger Board of Directors (Trustees), an Executive Director and a wide range of funding priorities.  Today it has grown into an $800,000 Foundation that funds most aspects of the Kansas FFA Association. 

Mission Statement

The Kansas FFA Foundation exists to enable Kansas Agriculture Education and FFA programs to empower future leaders and their passions. The Kansas FFA Foundation does this by developing and sustaining collaborative relationships resulting in financial support and service opportunities for the Kansas FFA and its members.

Vision Statement

Serve with Purpose ● Give with Passion ● Grow the Legacy

Annual Report

View the 2017-2018 Annual Report


Beth Gaines, Executive Director beth.gaines@ksffa.org

Board of Trustees List

Chairman Kevin Harris, Harris Crop Insurance
Jay Armstrong, Armstrong Farms
Halley Nett, Cargill
Chad Bontrager, Kansas Department of Agriculture
Michael Burns, Landmark Bank
Kevin Davis, Scott City
Kurt Dillon, State FFA Advisor
Kyle Essley, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Randy Galle, Steel and Pipe Supply Co
Sam Hands, Triangle H
Kim Harms, Harms Plainview Ranch
Kelly Hoelting, KAAE, Mission Valley High School
Loy James, Salina
Mary Kane, Kansas FFA Association
Dana Ladner, Kansas Department of Agriculture
Melanie Mainquist, Land O'Lakes
Jessica Smith, KS FFA Alumni & Supporters
Mike Smith, Ag 1 Source
Karl Dawn Stover, KAAE, Ellsworth High School
Sharon Thielen, Kansas Corn
John Ulmer, Kansas State University Agricultural Education
Yancy Wright, John Deere