WESTMINSTER, Md. — The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement announced the seven local organizations that will receive funding from Phase II of their 2021 Community Education Program:
- Chesapeake College Foundation: $10,000
- Delaware Center for Inland Bays: $3,000
- Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation: $10,000
- Linganore FFA Chapter: $2,000
- Virginia 4-H Horse Program: $2,500
- Virginia Ag in the Classroom: $5,000
- 2022 Eastern Regional Junior Angus Show: $3,000
“The work these local organizations are doing for agriculture education in our community is promising for our future industry professionals,” says Charles Wright V, Chairman of the Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement. “We are pleased to award these organizations with funds to continue their efforts, and I am proud that the Foundation is able to provide support through our Community Education Program.”
Non-profit organizations that support agriculture education within MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s territory and Washington D.C. are encouraged to apply for funding in one of two different options – up to $2,000 and up to $10,000, depending on the size and scope of the request. The Foundation’s Board of Directors reviewed the applications and chose the seven selected organizations to receive funding based on their alignment with the values and mission of the Foundation.
The Foundation also offers a student scholarship program each year, distributing over $100,000 to those pursuing a career in agriculture. The 2022 program is open and will close on January 7, 2022. To learn more about the Foundation and the Community Education program, visit fcfoundationforag.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to follow us on social media with the hashtag #OtherSideOfAg.