Southridge FFA Receives Grants – Dubois County Herald
By the herald’s staff
HUNTINGBURG – The Southridge FFA Chapter in Huntingburg received a one-year living in service grant in the amount of $ 3,000, a farm credit service grant in the amount of $ 1,500 and a donation from Blesch Brothers Equipment Co. in the amount of $ 1,500. The Yearlong Living to Serve Grant is a national program that provides grants to local FFA chapters to support year-round service-learning projects that meet community safety needs; environmental responsibility; hunger, health and nutrition; and community engagement.
Southridge FFA plans to help raise food awareness by developing a community garden through the sustainable efforts of Aquaponics, a system that integrates aquaculture and hydroponics into a cyclical production system. With the help of community and school leaders, the students on this team intend to disseminate the knowledge and the educational and beneficial products that will flow from this project throughout the school society and community for years to come. to come. Community members will not only be able to help with the production of plants in raised beds throughout the community, but also receive the results of our shared work.
The Yearlong Living to Serve Grant program has provided more than $ 284,000 to FFA chapters in 36 states and the US Virgin Islands. Grants For Living Throughout 2021-2022 are sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, Cargill, CoBank, Domino’s and Elanco. For more information and a full list of sponsors, visit FFA.org/livingtoserve.
The National FFA Organization is a national, school-based youth leadership development organization with more than 760,000 student members as part of 8,700 FFA locals in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.