FCS Financial Awards 51 Community Improvement Grants

May 16, 2016 | Categories: News Release

FCS Financial is recognizing 51 4-H clubs and FFA chapters with $500 grants for submitting outstanding Shaping Rural Missouri grant applications. In the five years of its existence, more than $77,000 has been awarded to Missouri 4-H clubs and FFA chapters. Grants are awarded to organizations with plans to complete a community improvement project by the end of the year.

“Community development in rural Missouri is very important to FCS Financial. Our member-owners and staff live in rural communities across Missouri,” said Scott Gardner, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, FCS Financial. “These grants not only strengthen our rural communities but allow our youth to work as a team to accomplish a worthy goal.”

The following 4-H clubs and FFA chapters were selected by a panel of judges to receive a Shaping Rural Missouri grant in support of implementing the respective project listed:

  • Fairfax FFA Chapter, Rock Pork FFA Chapter & Tarkio FFA Chapter (Atchison County) – Upgrade Atchison County Fairgrounds Wash Rack
  • F & L Hustlers 4-H Club, Centralia FFA Chapter & Centralia 4-H Club (Audrain & Boone Counties) – Digital Scale for Centralia Fairgrounds
  • Audrain County 4-H & Youth Fair Board (Audrain County) – Upgrade Wash Rack
  • Southwest FFA Chapter (Barry County) – Repair Local Clothes Closet
  • Barton County 4-H Club (Barton County) – Lamar Historic Constitution Square Update
  • Rich Hill FFA Chapter (Bates County) – Landscaping Around School
  • Ashland FFA Chapter (Boone County) – Courtyard Creation
  • Hallsville Go-Getters 4-H Club (Boone County) – Livestock Wash Rack
  • Hatton 4-H Club (Callaway County) – Build Picnic Tables for Hatton Community
  • Stoutland FFA Chapter, Richland 4-H Club & Richland FFA Chapter (Camden & Pulaski Counties) – Livestock Barn Improvements
  • Carroll County 4-H Club & Carrollton ACC FFA Chapter (Carroll County) – Sun Blocker Flat Top Shade Cloth
  • Cass Career Center FFA Chapter (Cass County) – Repainting Livestock Barn at North Park
  • Lone Oak 4-H Club (Cass & Jackson Counties) – Landscaping Whispering Hills
  • Walking Trail Shamrock 4-H Club (Clark County) – Improvements on Cattle Barn
  • Brazito Eager Elves 4-H Club (Cole County) – Practice Ball Field & Park Improvements
  • Bourbon FFA Chapter (Crawford County) – Build Picnic Tables & Landscaping
  • Blue Ribbon Kids 4-H Club, Crossroads 4-H Club & Yadkin Creek 4-H Club (Crawford County) – Swine Barn Improvements
  • Union FFA Chapter (Franklin County) – Portable Bleachers at Franklin County Fairgrounds
  • New Franklin FFA Chapter (Howard County) – Build Picnic Tables & Benches at Howard County Fairgrounds
  • Cherry Grove 4-H Club (Howard County) – Plant a Tree Project
  • Chillhowee Indian’s 4-H Club (Johnson County) – Arena Improvements
  • Good Neighbors 4-H Club (Johnson County) – Good Neighbors Recycle Project
  • Laclede County Aggies 4-H Club & Lebanon FFA Chapter (Laclede County) – Build Sheep Pens
  • Hitt 4-H Club (Lafayette County) – Improvements at City Park
  • Bevier FFA Chapter (Macon County) – Flag Display in Bevier
  • Mt. Zion 4-H Club (Marion County) – Caroline’s Cart Project
  • Corner Stone 4-H Club (McDonald County) – Beautifying the Senior Center
  • Eager Beaver 4-H Club (Monroe County) – Landscape Around Schools
  • East Newton 4-H Club (Newton County) – Benches for Newton County Fair
  • Pike County Youth Fair Board (Pike County) – Fairgrounds Improvements
  • Neighborly Community 4-H Club (Randolph County) – Landscape Cairo Village Entrance Signs & Post Office
  • Millville 4-H Club (Ray County) – Improve Ventilation at Ray County Fair Livestock Building
  • Scotland County 4-H Council (Scotland County) – Gates for Goats
  • Current River Clovers 4-H Club (Shannon County) – Flower Boxes for Local Nursing Homes
  • South Shelby FFA Chapter (Shelby County) – Drink Safe, Drink Smart
  • Newton Community 4-H Club (Sullivan County) – Ballpark & Community Center Renovations
  • Cabool FFA Chapter (Texas County) – Small Animal Wash Rack
  • Summersville FFA Chapter (Texas & Shannon Counties) – Community Recreational Self-Guided Educational Corn Maze
  • Lone Star 4-H Club, Northeast Vernon County FFA Chapter & Walker 4-H Club (Vernon County) – Poultry & Rabbit Barn Rebuilding

FCS Financial serves 102 counties through 21 offices in Missouri. FCS Financial is a member of the Farm Credit System. The system is a nationwide network of cooperative lending institutions that provides credit and financial services to farmers, ranchers, rural residents and agribusinesses. With 100 years of agricultural lending experience, the Farm Credit System is the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States.

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