Tyrone FFA Seeks Support for Grant Program


Tractor Supply Company supports youth across the country with its annual Grants for Growing campaign on February 17 – 28, 2021.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FFA chapters are not permitted to engage with in-person activities. However, the Tyrone Area FFA Chapter would like to encourage community members to sponsor a Paper-FFA emblem. Donations can be made in-store. Each grant will fund projects within the same state the funds were donated.

The fundraiser, which will coincide with National FFA Week, supports hundreds of unique and sustainable agricultural projects implemented by FFA chapters nationwide, including in Tyrone.

“We are committed to the FFA mission of making a positive difference in the lives of our students,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply. “Thanks to the passion our team members and customers have for supporting their communities, Tractor Supply will continue to invest in the next generation of agricultural leaders.”

The chapter received a $4000 grant in 2020 to purchase skill-a-thon kits to be used by both the chapter and other local organizations.  The chapter will also be using the kits at open houses, Tyrone Farm City Day, and other public events. The kits are currently being used to foster engaging lessons for multiple Agricultural Education courses.

Grants for Growing first launched in 2016 by Tractor Supply, and its ability to fund FFA projects has increased each year. Last year, Tractor Supply’s campaign raised a record $970,121, which funded 259 grants and impacted more than 24,000 students across the country. To date, the program has raised more than $3.2 million for the National FFA Organization and has funded 1,258 grants supporting agricultural projects.

FFA chapters will submit applications later this spring with detailed proposals. Each application will include how the chapter would start, maintain or expand on a project that will benefit their local areas as well as both current and future FFA students.