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Tractor Supply raising money for FFA chapters

Johnson City Press • Updated Feb 14, 2019 at 7:35 PM

Tractor Supply Company stores across the country will begin collecting donations this week to support grants for FFA (Future Farmers of America) chapters their communities. 

Between Feb. 13 and Feb. 24, Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 or more at checkout while shopping in-store or online at www.tractorsupply.com.  Those donations will fund the national Grants for Growing program, which supports hundreds of unique and sustainable agricultural projects nationwide, such as school gardens and beekeeping stations. 

In 2018, Tractor Supply was able to fully fund more projects than ever due to the support of customers from across the country. The campaign raised a record $830,000, enabling 271 grants to be awarded and impacting more than 30,000 students.

Since 2016, Grants for Growing has raised more than $2.2 million for the National FFA Organization and has funded 994 grants supporting agricultural projects. 

Earlier this year, FFA chapters submitted applications detailing how its members will start or expand projects that benefit their communities, as well as current and future FFA members. 

In 2018, Tractor Supply was able to fully fund more projects than ever due to the support of customers from across the country. The campaign raised a record $830,000, enabling 271 grants to be awarded and impacting more than 30,000 students.  

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