The Uintah FFA chapter in Vernal, Utah has been awarded $1200 as part of the Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant program. The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support service-learning projects that address needs within the focus areas of community safety; environmental responsibility; hunger, health and nutrition; and community engagement during the fall semester.
Uintah FFA plans to help address local hunger and nutrition needs by constructing raised garden beds to place outside their greenhouse to produce vegetables for donation to the Ashley Valley Food Pantry. Uintah FFA members will construct eight raised beds as part of the greenhouse management class. This project will involve a mentor program with special needs students at Uintah High School. The special needs students will work alongside FFA members building the beds, planting them and raising the vegetables. The grant money will be used to purchase supplies to construct the raised beds for this project. The project would also gladly accept help or donations from community members. Anyone interested in helping should contact Mr. Wilson at Uintah High School.
The program provided over $80,000 to FFA chapters in 36 states. The 2018 Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve Grants are sponsored by CoBank, CSX and Tractor Supply Company. For more information and a complete listing of sponsors, visit FFA.org/livingtoserve.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 649,355 student members who belong to one of 7,859 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 225,891 alumni members in 1,934 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.