INDIANAPOLIS – The Eufaula FFA chapter in Eufaula, Oklahoma, has been awarded $2,843 as part of the Grants for Growing program.
The nationwide program, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, provides grant funds to local FFA chapters to support the development or improvement of agricultural education projects that enhance the classroom experiences for students through chapter engagement activities.
Eufaula FFA plans to purchase a hydroponic grow system that will provide students with hands-on learning experiences growing food indoors. This will also give students the opportunity to dive into what nutrients are needed to help plants grow without being in soil.
The program provided approximately $870,000 to FFA chapters in 42 states. Funding is provided through consumer donations made during checkout at a Tractor Supply Company store by purchasing a $1 FFA Paper Emblem. The fundraising period aligns with National FFA Week in February.
The National FFA Organization is a schoolbased national youth leadership development organization of more than 850,000 student members as part of 8,995 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.