Colorado FFA Foundation announces grant recipients, sets record giving at $192,000
Greeley— The Colorado FFA Foundation announced the recipients of it’s annual grant programs. FFA members and FFA Chapters from all across Colorado received grant funds to assist FFA members and chapters improve agricultural experiences in their local communities. Students and chapters can receive grant funds in three different programs that the FFA Foundation and the Colorado FFA Association host each year.
All totaled, the Colorado FFA Foundation and it’s sponsor partners gave out over $192,000 in support for youth in agriculture through the Foundation’s grants program. Those programs are:
Heifer Wrangle—participants use grant funds to purchase a heifer and throughout the course of the Experience to learn all aspects of the beef industry.
Supervised Agricultural Experiences—participants use grant funds to develop any type of agriculture entrepreneurship experience that allows the students to connect to a segment of agriculture that interests them and relates to a career objective.
School based Agricultural Experience Program/Chapter Improvement—participating schools use grant funds to establish or enhnace school based expereinces so that all students in the chapter can participate and learn business operations skills and/or acquire equipment that will enhance learning for the students.
All programs were made possible through generous donations of foundations, companies, organizations and individuals that value and support youth in agriculture.
FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education Division within the Colorado Community College System. The Colorado FFA Association currently has enrollment of over 7,000 members and 112 chapters. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more information about Colorado FFA, visit www.coloradoffa.org or www.coloradoffafoundation.org.
Written & Submitted to the BARN by:
Don Thorn, CO FFA Foundation Executive Director