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ECMS FFA awarded 'Grants for Growing' from Tractor Supply Company

POSTED: June 30, 2017 4:06 p.m.

The Effingham County Middle School Future Farmers of America were recently awarded 2nd Grants for Growing from Tractor Supply Company.

Tractor Supply Manager  Zech Gilbert presents Dr. Kendra Brophy, ECMS Agricultural Education teacher and FFA advisor, with a Grants For Growing check for $750.

Grants for Growing is a competitive grant process where chapters submit an application outlining a new or existing school agricultural project.

The grants are to be used to further or boost current agricultural education programs/projects or to build new ones.

The project should be sustaining, meaning not just a one year event. The program/project should live on to benefit future FFA members.

These chapter grants will allow for a greater impact in local communities and enhance chapter learning experiences.

This is a program designed to impact local communities through chapters.

Tractor Supply Company retail stores and local FFA Chapters partner during FFA Week to raise funds through the sale of paper emblems.

The funds will be used to begin planting fruit trees and bushes on campus to expand students’ knowledge of fruit cultivation.

Tractor Supply company is a strong supporter of ECMS’ FFA and agricultural programs and a valued community partner. 

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