About the Come Alive Outside Challenge
In early 2012 John Deere approached JP Horizons Inc., founders of the Come Alive Outside movement, and asked them to create a way to bring High School FFA students together with college Horticulture students. John Deere saw this as a powerful way to get young people to help communities take action and Come Alive Outside. The first Come Alive Outside Challenge was introduced in 2012 at Kansas State University in conjunction with the Professional Landcare Network’s Student Career Day. The Come Alive Outside Challenge was accepted by 9 FFA chapters across the state of Kansas working in partnership with mentors from Kansas State University.
Click here to see the awesome results of the 2012 COME ALIVE OUTSIDE CHALLENGE!
Now, on March 6th the Come Alive Outside Challenge is coming to Auburn University. FFA students and their advisors from across Alabama will gather with Auburn Collegiate FFA members, Auburn horticulture students and leaders from John Deere, PLANET, JP Horizons and Leading Landscape Contractors from around the country in a full-day workshop. Students, educators and industry leaders will learn about the vision of the Come Alive Outside movement and will then brainstorm together on the best ways for the students to implement their proposed Come Alive Outside projects within their communities. John Deere will award $1,500.00 to the winning Alabama FFA chapter and a $1,000.00 scholarship to the Auburn student mentor who has worked with the winning chapter.