Choudrant High FFA awarded grant money

L to R: Choudrant High School FFA members Mel Murphey, John Scott, Austin Zuniga, and Lizz Lacour at the Louisiana FFA State Convention. (Courtesy Photo)

The Choudrant High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter has been awarded $3,946.00 as part of the Grants for Growing program.

The nationwide program provides grant funds to local FFA chapters to support the development or improvement of agricultural education projects that enhance the classroom experiences for students through chapter engagement activities. 

“On behalf of the Choudrant High School FFA, I would like to thank Tractor Supply and the National FFA Organization for their continued support for the students in Lincoln Parish,” said Landon Wade, Choudrant High School FFA Advisor. “The Grants For Growing program will allow our organization to provide opportunities for our students to grow as leaders and help make a difference in our community.”

Choudrant High School FFA plans to use the funds to purchase items for the Med-Camps fall bash, Choudrant community event t-shirts, and provide prizes for a high school fishing tournament. The chapter will use a portion of the funds to purchase Official FFA Jackets and officer polos for the officer team.

Choudrant FFA will also use the money to support the annual officer retreat where officers will learn opening ceremony lines, learn valuable leadership skills, and create a program of activities for the following school year. The goal of the Choudrant High School FFA is to make a positive difference in the lives of students and the Choudrant community.

The program provided approximately $870,000 to FFA chapters in 42 states. Funding is provided through consumer donations made during checkout at a Tractor Supply Company store by purchasing a $1 FFA Paper Emblem. The fundraising period aligns with National FFA Week in February.

The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 850,000 student members as part of 8,995 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.