Illinois Soybean Assoication (ISA) and Illinois FFA are excited to present a 2021 Arbor Day Essay Contest to benefit FFA Communities throughout the state of Illinois.

Three FFA Chapter Essays will be chosen as winners. ISA will gift a local tree to winners’ communities which will be presented during Arbor Day Ceremonies on Friday, April 30, 2021.

Complete applications must be emailed to by February 26 for consideration. Winners will be notified by March 15.

Don’t forget to include:

  • The completed application form (download below)
  • An essay (600-800 words) on how your FFA Chapter and Community are “Promoting a Culture of Sustainability & Conservation in our Communities.”
  • A signed letter stating the community or facility’s permission to plant the tree on their property.

Questions? Contact:

Rachel Peabody
Director of Communications
Illinois Soybean Association
(217) 825-7654