Polk and Bradley FFA

Posted 11/8/19

Polk and Bradley FFA receive $6,000 River Valley AgCredit contribution

River Valley AgCredit announced a $132,000 contribution to local Future

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Polk and Bradley FFA

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Polk and Bradley FFA receive $6,000 River Valley AgCredit contribution
River Valley AgCredit announced a $132,000 contribution to local Future

Farmers of America (FFA) chapters in both Eastern Tennessee and Western Kentucky, which will be distributed equally among 22 schools.
Bradley Central and Polk County FFA were among those chapters selected.
FFA is an organization that seeks to widen the spectrum of agricultural knowledge through younger generations.
“Today, the FFA remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education,” (ffa.org).

“The next generation of leaders in agriculture currently sit in 22 FFA chapters across our

chartered territory. Each chapter depends on fundraising in order to attend conferences and participate in events to learn about agriculture. I wanted to take some of the stress away from fundraising this year and felt it was important to invest in each chapter in the 2019/2020 school year. Each school will receive a check from us in the amount of $6,000 to do whatever their chapter needs. As long as our association remains financially able, we are committed to continued charitable giving in the agriculture segment to do our part in investing in a strong group of agriculture leaders,” said CEO Kyle Yancey.

“I am touched at the level of generosity and support that River Valley AgCredit provides to the community and local agriculture programs. This donation will allow our chapters to provide additional opportunities to our members that might not be able to attend the chance to go. We will now have the opportunity to increase participation at State Convention, 212 and 360 conferences, and career development events throughout the year.
This could very well pave the way for future generations of agriculturists by expanding their knowledge and understanding of FFA and agriculture. We are so grateful to be chosen as recipients of this contribution,” Halee Merrell Womac, Polk County FFA adviser.
 

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