Chase County FFA receives grant for welding updates
Chase County Schools and 12 other FFA chapters/members were awarded a total of $65,000 in grant money from the Nebraska FFA Foundation local chapter grant program.
Funds received locally will be used for updating the welding equipment used at Chase County Schools.
This program—in its third year—supports Nebraska agricultural education classrooms, FFA programs and individual student entrepreneurship Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE).
Funds are provided by the Nebraska FFA Foundation and its general fund donors.
The grant recipients for 2019 are:
Bishop Neumann—SawStop Table Saw
Minatare—Plasma Cutter and TIG Welder
Chase County (school)—Welding Updates
McCool Junction—Animal Learning Barn Supplies- Camera and Generator
Waverly FFA Member Audrey Sorensen—Pond Improvement SAE Project
Rock County—Welding Updates
“Our board worked many years to develop sustainable funding to provide this program,” said Stacey Agnew, Nebraska FFA Foundation Executive Director.
“The board knew that there were many programs in need of more financial support to develop career-ready students in agriculture, and (the money) will give students in these schools some of the resources necessary to reach their full potential.”
Imperial FFA Chapter Advisor Jason Speck said their welding equipment has been purchased but has not arrived yet.
“The grant was for five new wire welders and three new saws,” Speck said. “The amount received from the foundation is $9,175, but it needs a 1:1 match to receive it.”