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Hitt 4-H Club receives Shaping Rural Missouri grant from Stephanie Tyler, loan officer in Higginsville office. Hitt 4-H Club receives Shaping Rural Missouri grant from Stephanie Tyler, loan officer in Higginsville office.

FCS Financial is recognizing 49 4-H clubs and FFA chapters with $250-$500 grants for submitting outstanding Shaping Rural Missouri grant applications. Grants were awarded to organizations with plans to complete a community improvement project during the summer.

This is the third year FCS Financial has funded the Shaping Rural Missouri grants for 4-H clubs and FFA chapters. “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:

  • Andrew County 4-H Club (Andrew County): Crow’s Nest at Fairgrounds

  • Tarkio FFA Chapter (Atchison County): Tarkio FFA Greenhouse Landscaping

  • Mexico FFA Chapter (Audrain County): Landscape Ag Building

  • Audrain Co R-VI FFA Chapter (Audrain County): Risers at Fairgrounds

  • Columbia FFA Chapter (Boone County): Electrical Improvements at Fairgrounds

  • Stoutland FFA Chapter (Camden County): Sustainable Ag Education Garden

  • Carroll County 4-H Club (Carroll County): Public Address System for Fairgrounds

  • Drexel FFA Chapter (Cass County): Landscape Expansion at School

  • New Kids on the Block 4-H Club (Cedar County): Portable Shelving for Fairgrounds Building

  • Fox River Clovers 4-H Club (Clark County): Midway Enhancement Project

  • St. Thomas 4-H Club (Cole County): Recycling Program

  • 4C's 4-H Club (Cooper County): Connector Trail from Katy Trail to Park & Nursing Home

  • Cooper County Youth Fairgrounds (Cooper County): Butterfly Garden at Youth Exhibit Hall

  • Pilot Grove FFA Chapter (Cooper County): Tigers Get Growing Community Garden

  • King City FFA Chapter (Gentry County): Bleachers at Sports Complex

  • Gilman City FFA Chapter (Harrison County): Wash Rack at Fairgrounds

  • West Plains FFA Chapter (Howell County): Container Garden - Boys & Girls Club

  • Holden FFA Chapter (Johnson County): Holden Trap Range Facelift

  • Leeton FFA Chapter (Johnson County): Recycling Program

  • Laclede County Barn Bums 4-H Club, Lebanon FFA Chapter & Laclede County Aggies 4-H Club (Laclede County): Swine Barn Pen Construction

  • Hitt 4-H Club (Lafayette County): Refurbish Corder City Park

  • Concordia FFA Chapter (Lafayette County): County Fair Panel Trailer

  • Oyster Prairie 4-H Club (Lewis County): Landscape Country Aire Retirement Estates

  • Bucklin & Brookfield FFA Chapters (Linn County): Landscape Fairgrounds Entrance

  • 6 Pillars 4-H Club (Livingston County): Landscape Litton Agri-Science Center

  • La Plata FFA Chapter (Macon County): Renovate City Ball Field

  • Stockmasters 4-H Club (Maries County): Vienna Community Message Board

  • Mt. Zion Country Clovers 4-H Club (Marion County): Dog Agility Equipment at Park

  • Northern Lights 4-H Club (Mercer County): Repair Bleachers at Shelter House

  • Twin City 4-H Club (Moniteau County): California Masonic Fellowship Building Restoration

  • Monroe City FFA Chapter (Monroe County): Bleacher Refurbishing

  • Eager Beavers 4-H Club (Monroe County): Landscape School

  • BJ Lucky Shamrocks 4-H Club (Nodaway County): Fence Guard at Ball Park

  • Fatima FFA Chapter (Osage County): Small Animal Wash Rack at Fairgrounds

  • Louisiana FFA Chapter (Pike County): Landscape at School Courtyard

  • Busy Busy Beavers 4-H Club (Randolph County): Sheep & Goat Pens

  • Saline County 4-H Club (Saline County): Saline County Fair Renovation

  • Downing 4-H Club (Schuyler County): Build Announcers Stand at Park

  • Azen Jolly Timers 4-H Club (Scotland County): Show Barn at Scotland County Fairgrounds

  • South Shelby FFA Chapter (Shelby County): Concrete Shelter Area

  • North Shelby FFA Chapter (Shelby County): Revive Recreational Area

  • Youth Livestock Beef 4-H Club & Youth Livestock Swine 4-H Club (Ste. Genevieve County): ADA Accessible Restrooms at Fairgrounds

  • Summersville FFA Chapter (Texas County): Bleacher Rail Guards

  • Nevada FFA Chapter & Vernon County 4-H Council (Vernon County): Electrical Supply to Fairgrounds

Photo Caption: The Hitt 4-H Club receives a Shaping Rural Missouri Grant from FCS Financial's Stephanie Tyler. The Club plans to use the grant to refurbish the Corder City Park.
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