Wisconsin FFA Foundation Awards 2020 Chapter Grants
In its second year, the AgCountry Farm Credit Services chapter grant was awarded to Granton FFA. The chapter is looking to build an animal lab in order to help students receive hands-on skills related to production agriculture and develop a deeper knowledge to use as consumers.
The second grant is a donation from the Burton H. Morris estate, awarded to the Adams-Friendship FFA Chapter. Morris, an FFA and agricultural education supporter in Adams County, passed in 2016 and has left funds in his will for chapters who have students within the county limits.
The Unity FFA has been awarded the Wisconsin FFA Convention Chapter Grant. This program was established by the WAXX/Wisconsin Farm Report Network with Pam Jahnke to help members attend a future Wisconsin FFA Convention.
The Luck FFA Chapter is the recipient of the Community Service grant, available because of generous donations to the Bethany L. Rieth Memorial Fund. This fund was established in the Past State FFA Officer’s honor after her sudden passing in February 2016.
Two chapters, Portage and Wisconsin Dells FFA, are this year’s recipients of Food for America grants, once again funded by the Wisconsin FFA Foundation’s long-time Two-Star Mission Partner, Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative, Inc.
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is grateful and extends a thank you to the donors who continue to dedicate financial resources to Chapter Grants each year. These sponsors make possible many unique projects and special opportunities for Wisconsin FFA chapters and members.
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, unites individuals, organizations and companies who share a common interest in the advancement of agriculture and community leadership through FFA. You can support today’s FFA members by supporting the programs that have been core tenets of the FFA: proficiency awards, career development events, state FFA degrees, sectional leadership workshops, scholarships, chapter awards, agri-science fair, state FFA convention and state officer support. Learn more about the Wisconsin FFA Foundation and sponsorship opportunities by visiting www.wisconsinffafoundation.org.