Southeast Community College’s
student Ag Club received a check for $1,000 for making a positive difference in
the Beatrice community. Farm Credit Services of America awarded the grant. The
money will be used for an upcoming trip to the North American Colleges and
Teachers of Agriculture conference in April.
“NACTA is a national-level
college competition for agriculture colleges,” said Kenni Woerner, SCC Ag
instructor and advisor. “The contests consist of agribusiness, horticulture,
livestock judging, ag technology, and more.”
NACTA Competition is April 10-13 at Murray State University in Kentucky. During
the competition, students will compete and have the opportunity to network with
other students from across the country with the same passion for agriculture.
“We understand that by
educating tomorrow’s farmers today, we are supporting the future of rural
communities,” said Amy Blomenberg, vice president of retail operations at
FCSAmerica’s Beatrice office.
Community College’s Ag Club is one of 73 organizations to receive a Working Here Fund grant in the fourth
quarter of 2018. FCSAmerica awarded $107,880 during the latest grant cycle
ending Dec. 31, 2018.
The Ag Club has several areas
of interest for members, including agribusiness, agronomy, crops judging, and
(left to right) Megan Skibiniski, Sadie Meyer, Alyse Carlson, Jordan
Wilbur, Chad Bode, Jeremy Ondracek, Brayden Gustafsen, and Brent Esau with Farm
Credit Services of America.