Heard directs donation to BHS ag educational programs

Published 3:27 pm Friday, February 26, 2016

Bainbridge High Agricultural Education Programs have received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer Glenn Heard of Decatur County. The donation will help the organizations to sponsor local FFA members’ attendance at the Georgia State FFA Convention, participation in summer leadership camp, and officer training opportunities.

This grant will enable FFA members to attend leadership activities on the local, regional and state levels. These events provide members with unique opportunities to meet with and work with other FFA members from throughout the region and the state. Students will have the chance to develop premier leadership, personal growth and career success, thus fulfilling the mission of the National FFA Organization.

The Agricultural Education programs in Bainbridge are grateful for the support from Glenn and Lee Ann Heard and their work to secure this grant for the program. They are committed to providing opportunities for growing agricultural leaders from Decatur County.

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For six years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $22 million to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America.

Winning farmers will direct donations to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase life saving fire and EMS equipment, support ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and so much more.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support local nonprofit causes that positively impact farming communities across rural America.

wGrow Communities is one program in the America’s Farmers community outreach effort, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

Other programs include America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides $1,500 college scholarships to high school and college students pursuing ag-related degrees and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, which works with farmers to nominate rural school districts to compete for $10,000 and $25,000 math and science grants. Visit www.AmericasFarmers.com to learn more.