Young people involved in 4-H clubs and FFA chapters are encouraged to develop a plan to implement an improvement project in their local community. Farm Credit Illinois will award $250 community improvement grants for up to 60 projects proposed by 4‑H and FFA members. [Read more…]
Archives for January 2014
Farm Credit Illinois announced plans to award twenty $1,500 scholarships this year to college-bound high school seniors pursuing agriculture-related curriculum and careers.
“FCI is proud to invest in young people who have a passion for agriculture. We need some of the brightest of today’s youth to become tomorrow’s agricultural leaders,” says Dave Owens, Farm Credit Illinois President & C.E.O. “The Agriculture Scholarship program promotes positive opportunities of exploring careers in the agriculture industry – including production agriculture.” [Read more…]
Has planting season begun on your farm? Unless your Illinois farm includes a greenhouse, probably not! At Farm Credit Illinois, we aren’t waiting for winter to end before our planting season begins. In our vision quest of seeking significance, we recognize the long-term rewards of investing in agricultural youth. By sowing seeds of encouragement in our youth to pursue an agricultural education as a foundation for farming and agribusiness careers, we expect to reap the harvest of a strong and educated agriculture workforce. [Read more…]