Huntingdon County Family Makes Generous Donation to Tyrone FFA Chapter

Four+of+the+seven+Tyrone+Area+FFA+officers+took+a+photo+with+Sam+and+Elizabeth+Conrad+who+generously+donated+money+towards+the+chapter.

Tiffany Hoy

Four of the seven Tyrone Area FFA officers took a photo with Sam and Elizabeth Conrad who generously donated money towards the chapter.

Local farmers Samuel Conrad, Jr, Elizabeth Conrad, and their family made a $2,500 donation to the Tyrone Area FFA Chapter through the Bayer America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program

The Bayer Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work. They provide funding for food and nutrition, education, and community development projects. The chapter will use the funds to expand opportunities for its members to develop their leadership and communication skills; along with agricultural knowledge.

The Conrad Family have always been great supporters of our program and I have had the privilege of serving as the advisor for three of their children, who all received their American FFA degrees”

— FFA Adviser Tiffany Hoy

“Serving as an officer for just a few short months, I realize the importance of serving as an agricultural advocate and how my voice can have a positive impact on my community,” said Rayann Walls, chapter president.

Some of the money will be used to help FFA members present the There’s a Pig in my Classroom program to elementary and middle school students. This program raises awareness of the importance of the swine industry, safety programs, and environmental programs.

The money will also be used to provide opportunities for members to travel to state and national events.

“The Conrad Family have always been great supporters of our program and I have had the privilege of serving as the advisor for three of their children, who all received their American FFA degrees. This is an unbelievable gift as we start into our year with great plans to reach more youth and community members about the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives,” said Tiffany Hoy, TAHS agricultural educator.

Since 2010, America’s Farmers programs have awarded more than $57 million to nonprofits, aspiring ag students, and public schools across rural America. Farmers are leaders in their communities, which is why America’s Farmers programs rely on them to help identify the most worthy causes.

“Farmers truly understand the needs of their communities and where the opportunities to strengthen them exist. We partner with them to identify the nonprofit organizations that benefit from Grow Communities donations,” said Al Mitchell, Bayer Fund President. “Each donation shines a light on the organizations that are making a positive difference in rural communities across the country. Bayer Fund is proud to partner with farmers to give back in rural America.”

To learn more about America’s Farmers Grow Communities, visit www.AmericasFarmers.com.