Source: The Nutrients for Life Foundation via AgPR.com
The Nutrients for Life Foundation has partnered with FFA to unveil Helping Communities Grow, a chapter scholarship program focused on the role of fertilizer. Chapters in the states of Florida, Idaho and Iowa can compete for a top prize of $6,000. In total, the Nutrients for Life Foundation will contribute $20,000 to FFA chapters in each state.
"FFA is a fantastic organization that is training our youth to be tomorrow's leaders," said Nutrients for Life Foundation Executive Director Harriet Wegmeyer. "FFA's focus on agriculture made this program a natural fit, and we look forward to a strong and mutually-beneficial relationship."
The goal of the Helping Communities Grow chapter recognition program is to give FFA chapters the opportunity to help their communities become better informed about the positive role of plant nutrients, fertilizers and related agricultural issues through educational, community building and hands-on activities. Students will gain skills in leadership, public speaking, team building and community awareness while increasing knowledge of soil science and agricultural issues.