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Tractor Supply, FFA Looking for FFA Projects to Fund
Tractor Supply Company will soon be awarding Grants for Growing — starting at $500 — to qualifying FFA chapters. To win a grant, FFA advisors must visit their website and complete the application. Submissions are due by February 13. In partnership with the National FFA Foundation, Tractor Supply supports Grants for Growing to serve FFA chapters who want to make a difference in their communities with critical project funding. Grants are awarded to deserving FFA chapter initiatives in the spring.
West Simsbury’s Don Tuller Elected to American Farm Bureau Board
Donald Tuller, co-owner of Tulmeadow Farm in West Simsbury and President of Connecticut Farm Bureau Association, Inc., was elected to represent 12 Northeast states on the Board of Directors of American Farm Bureau Federation. Tuller was elected for a two-year term by delegates at the annual AFBF convention held in Phoenix. Maryland Farm Bureau President Chuck Fry was reelected to a two-year term and will also will represent Farm Bureau members from the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.
International Agri-Center Prepares For 50th Anniversary of World Ag Expo
World Ag Expo will celebrate its 50th anniversary show, Feb. 14-16, 2017. World Ag Expo will have more than 1,500 exhibitors displaying agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space.
Erie County Agricultural Society To Award Cash Scholarships
The Erie County Agricultural Society will award over $20,000 in scholarship opportunities to students who participate in the Erie County Fair. Scholarships are awarded based on general Fair participation and those involved in agricultural related activities. Since its inception in the 1950s, the scholarship program has strived to connect the region’s students with agriculture, business, and volunteerism. Applicants do not have to attend a college in Erie County or live in Erie County to be eligible. The 2017 scholarship applications are available online or at area high schools and colleges. The application postmark deadline is April 7.
Two scholarship categories are available:
- The Erie County Fair Scholarships seeks students who are enrolled or enrolling in a college or university. These students must have participated in the Erie County Fair in some capacity in order to be eligible. Participation includes, but is not limited to, employment, exhibition, volunteering, marching band, or other performances.
- The Erie County Agricultural Society Scholarship is limited to students who are pursuing an agriculture related career. Students must be enrolled or enrolling in a college or university and must be able to describe how their field of study will help them in their agricultural endeavors.