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Ag Club Receives Grant

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Beatrice's Ag Club received a grant from Farm Credit Services of America.

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.”

The 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.

Southeast 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 horticulture.

 

(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.

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For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
agallagher@southeast.edu