Grant awards announced from the SD Dept. of AgGrants are available annually to 4-H clubs, FFA chapters and Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapters.
By: News release, SD Department of Agriculture
PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture announces that 26 grants have been awarded through the Building Our South Dakota Rural Communities grant program.
These grants are available annually to 4-H clubs, FFA chapters and Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapters.
“We had a lot of applications this year, and a lot of great projects were funded,” said Walt Bones, South Dakota secretary of agriculture. “Our rural youth are the future of agriculture in South Dakota, and this is just one way the department can support their efforts in making this state a better place to live, work and grow.”
The purpose of the grant program is to assist agricultural youth in beautifying and improving their communities by working together to accomplish educational and project goals. The following area clubs/chapters were funded: Tabor Pioneers 4-H Club – Bon Homme County. Sweet Clovers 4-H Club – Bon Homme County. Andes Central FCCLA – Charles Mix County. Mitchell FCCLA – Davison County. Kaylor 4-H Club – Hutchinson County. Other financial programs are available to South Dakota beginning farmers, ranchers, livestock purchase, guarantees, dairy and feedlot expansions, value-added businesses and manure management systems.