Leading provider of agricultural inputs, Nutrien Ag Solutions, has announced recipients of its Radiate: Give Back to Your Roots grant partnership with the National FFA Organization.
In launching its Give Back to Your Roots program, Nutrien has provided FFA with a monetary gift of $100,000. By using Radiate in their crops this season, growers will be assisting National FFA Alumni and Supporters chapters in communities across the country by doubling local grant access for new FFA applicants, chapter affiliation fees, plant science-based education opportunities and the purchase of necessary supplies for agricultural education programs.
“Supporting the next generation of agricultural leaders is foundational to Nutrien and our growers. It is our intent for the Give Back to Your Roots grant program to further the mission of FFA, while directly impacting the communities we serve in a sustainable way,” said Nutrien Vice President of Marketing and Innovation, Brent Smith.
2018 grant recipients include the following Chapters:
- Lebanon FFA Alumni Chapter, Lebanon, IN ($5,000)
- North Bend FFA Alumni Chapter, North Bend, NE ($5,000)
- Rolesville FFA Alumni Chapter, Rolesville, NC ($5,000)
- Dallas FFA Alumni Chapter, Dallas, OR ($5,000)
- Whiteford FFA Alumni Chapter, Temperance, MI ($5,000)
- Centralia FFA Alumni and Boosters Chapter, Centralia, MD ($2,500)
- Imbler FFA Alumni Chapter, Imbler, OR ($2,500)
Each grant applicant and/or application is eligible to receive up to $5,000. The next 2018 grant submission deadline is Sept. 4. The application process and additional information on the Give Back to Your Roots grant program can be found by visiting the program’s website at ffa.org/AlumniGrants or RadiateGiveback.com.
“Nutrien’s Give Back to Your Roots program is an investment in supporting local agricultural education programs and the future of agriculture,” said Joshua Rusk, executive director of the National FFA Alumni and Supporters. “We highly value our partnership with Nutrien Ag Solutions and their continuing support of our mission.”