TRENTON — Wesclin High School FFA has received a $2,500 donation from Clinton County farmers Roger and Wanda Gildig and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization buy supplies for their new greenhouse.
The school recently moved into a new building and is in the process of preparing the greenhouse for use by the FFA and school horticulture classes.
Superintendent Jennifer Filyaw says the FFA grows bedding plants and poinsettias as a fundraiser for the members to go to activities such as conventions and leadership conferences, and that they will also use the greenhouse for educational purposes so it will benefit everyone and keep giving back.
For five years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $16.5 million to over 7,300 community organizations across rural America.
This year winning farmers will direct another $3.3 million to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase life saving fire and EMS equipment, support ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and so much more.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities is part of the America’s Farmers initiative. Since 2010, the America’s Farmers campaign and programs have advocated on behalf of farmers and their efforts to meet society’s needs through agriculture.
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