Store collects for local FFA chapter

6 years ago

HOULTON, Maine — This month, the local Tractor Supply Company store will collect donations to benefit the Houlton FFA chapter.

Coinciding with National FFA Week (Feb. 17-24), store customers throughout Maine can donate $1 or more at checkout through Feb. 25 either in store, online or by calling Customer Solutions at (877) 718-6750. Donations will fund the national Grants for Growing program, supporting Maine FFA chapters that are making a difference in their communities through unique and sustainable agricultural projects.

The program is coordinated through a partnership with the National FFA Foundation.

Since its start in 2016, Grants for Growing has raised more than $1.4 million for the National FFA Organization. The initiative has funded a total of 692 grants supporting projects involving more than 69,000 students.

Grants, awarded to winning FFA chapter initiatives in the spring, have a minimum value of $500 and a maximum value of $5,000. All donations remain within the state in which they were raised.

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