Thursday, June 3, 2010

Chapter Receive Kansas Farm Bureau Community Grants

Kansas Farm Bureau has awarded 19 FFA chapters from across the state with grants for their commitment to making a difference in their communities. Winners were announced during on Thursday morning at the 82nd Kansas FFA Convention on the Kansas State University campus

The Kansas Farm Bureau community grants are awarded to FFA chapters who have worked diligently with county Farm Bureau representatives to develop and execute a successful community project. These FFA chapters who have served received $150, $200, $250, $300 or $400 grants.

Community grant recipients demonstrate outstanding desire to improve their community and exhibit a true desire for serve others. Grant recipients and their projects are as follows:

Kansas Farm Bureau awarded $400 grants to Clifton-Clyde FFA for a middle school greenhouse, Crest FFA for eighth grade enrichment, Hiawatha FFA for a book barn, and Stafford FFA for teaching agriculture through a garden.

Recipients of $250 grants include Clafin FFA for Husker Harvest Days, Clay Center FFA for a farm safety day, Eudora FFA for a day on the farm, and Spring Hill for Slice of Ag.

Chapters receiving $300 grants include Republic County FFA for a landscape project and Riverton FFA for STEALTH.

Grants in the amount of $200 went to Minneapolis FFA for an agriculture awareness day, and Norton FFA and Northern Valley FFA, both for agriculture awareness and safety

Receiving $150 grants were Holcomb FFA for a day on the farm, Jayhawk-Linn FFA for an agriculture awareness day, and Russell FFA for agriculture experience upgrades.

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