Deadline Monday for FFA grants

Staff report

RENTWOOD, Tenn. — Local FFA chapters in search of funding for their next animal science lab, community garden or any other worthy agricultural project, have until Monday to apply for a Tractor Supply Co. Grant for Growing.

Tractor Supply Co., the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, will soon award Grants for Growing — starting at $500 — to qualifying FFA chapters. To win a grant, FFA advisers must visit and complete the application by Monday, Feb. 13.

To support the program, Tractor Supply hosts a 10-day, in-store event nationwide that offers shoppers the opportunity to donate $1 at checkout in support of the program. In 2017, the fundraising period will take place during National FFA Week, Feb. 17-26. All in-store donations remain within that state.

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Staff report