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Nutrien Ag Solutions gifts more than $87,000 to FFA chapters

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Innovation lies with our future agriculture leaders. As a leader in agriculture and innovation, Nutrien Ag Solutions has an ongoing partnership with the National FFA Organization, resulting in critical grant dollars to support chapters across the country.

The Nutrien Ag Solutions Give Back to Your Roots grant program helps FFA chapters cover expenses related to student chapter fees and plant science-based educational opportunities, or to purchase necessary supplies and materials. FFA chapters awarded a grant can receive up to $5,000 in funding from Nutrien Ag Solutions.

“Supporting FFA chapters across the country is a point of pride for our team at Nutrien Ag Solutions, with many of us being proud alumni,” said Brent Smith, VP of marketing, sustainability and proprietary products at Nutrien Ag Solutions. “With the Give Back to Your Roots grant program, we have the honor of supporting youth who share our vision for the future of agriculture.”

Each year, FFA chapters complete a detailed application and share how the Give Back to Your Roots grant will improve their local program and contribution to agriculture education. To date, 19 FFA chapters across the country have received a combined total of $87,000 in funding to help students get the most out of their ag education and leadership development.

“The Give Back to Your Roots grant helped our chapter purchase three tower gardens for students to use in the classroom and to create their personalized learning experience. This is especially important for students who would have a barrier to this learning experience and can bring their project home,” said Josh Berg, advisor for the Okawville FFA Chapter. “Funding opportunities like these from Nutrien Ag Solutions help model our classes with applications based in science.”

FFA chapters interested in learning more about the 2021 Give Back to Your Roots grant can click here. Applications for 2021 funding will be accepted beginning January 2021.

 

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