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2012 Living to Serve Grant Programs

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Ohio State Association
Columbus, OH, US
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John Marshall FFA
Glen Dale, WV, US
For a second year of funding, the John Marshall FFA chapter, will be partnering with a local historical property to develop and implement a historical accurate garden. Students will conduct a historical site analysis and then begin the work of recreating a garden. In addition, students will conduct workshops throughout the year on topics such as canning and other methods of food preservation. Harvest from the historically accurate garden will be donated.
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New Hampshire Assoc. FFA
Hanover, NH, US
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Ravenswood FFA
Ravenswood, WV, US
Ravenswood FFA is heading into their second year of funding. They will continue to work cooperatively with their local food pantry, senior citizen center, and elementary. Their continued work will increase awareness of their garden and inspire healthy eating habits, while establishing a stronger working relationship.
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Ray FFA
Moodus, CT, US
Ray FFA members are taking on the challenge to educate the public about the need for sustainability projects in their community and will assume stewardship of 121 acre plot. Their goal is to create a hiking trail that will be utilized for attracting community members.
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Suffield Regional FFA
West Suffield, CT, US
Members of Suffield Regional FFA will be creating numerous raised garden frames to be utilized in their community garden. FFA members have partnered with numerous organizations, in order to ensure that the produce obtained from the garden are being properly distributed. They are also utilizing and educating their community about container gardening.
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North Harford FFA
Pylesville, MD, US
North Harford FFA members are continuing their project from the previous year, Equine Assisted Learning in Action. FFA members will continue caring for the horses and maintaining their pastures. The horses will be used on campus to reach out to school groups, community groups, businesses, and county organizations. Their goal is to execute teambuilding and leadership skills through their work with the horses.
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Monroe County FFA
Lindside, WV, US
The Monroe Co FFA plans to create a community garden, with plots for students, families, and organizations. Students will establish guidelines for the garden and provide basic infrastructure to participants, such as; tools, classes, and mentoring in order to ensure successful engagement and outcomes. The harvest will then be donated to local food banks and help supplement school lunch.
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Northern Garrett FFA
Accident, MD, US
Progressing from their previous outreach project of an Environmental Education Program and creation of a fitness trail, North Garrett FFA members, will continue to impact their community with a Farm to School/Community Food and Nutrition Program. FFA members will be also be managing a garden for fresh produce, collecting eggs from hens, and raising hogs.
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Paradice FFA
Whitefield, NH, US
Paradice FFA members are serving their community by purchasing 50 broiler chickens to raise, process and distribute to local food pantries. In addition to service, they plan host an evening seminar to increase awareness and discuss best practices with the community.
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Coe Brown Academy FFA
Northwood, NH, US
For the second year, COE Brown Academy FFA members will continue to raise environmental awareness among residents and make their wetlands healthy and viable farmland once again. The community will additionally benefit from the firewood retrieved from this project.
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Region 9 FFA
Wolfeboro, NH, US
During this third year of the project, Region 9 FFA members will continue to work toward the creation of a Town Garden. As a result of their efforts, they are hoping to produce more than 2,000 pounds of fresh produce to be given away to their local food pantry. Eventually, FFA members would like to expand the area to include recreation trails, micro-habitat identification and wildlife areas.
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Wauseon FFA
Wauseon, OH, US
Wauseon FFA will construct an outdoor learning lab complete with handicap accessible trails. Such a facility will enable all students to take what they are learning and apply it to keep the area as environmentally sound as possible.
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Alexandria Bay FFA
Alexandria Bay, NY, US
Alexandria Bay FFA will be donating bedding plants to their community garden while learning about alternative energy uses to help power their greenhouse. Members will share information about gardening and alternative energy sources with community members and other students throughout the year.
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Chambersburg FFA
Chambersburg, PA, US
Chambersburg FFA has partnered with Penn State for their community outreach. Students will strive to enhance agriculture literacy and farm safety. This will be done by identifying farms in need of mapping. Roads, hazards, valuable items, and dangerous items for the responders and the environment will be identified. The maps will then be reviewed and approved by Penn State University and placed on the farm to ensure safety for all parties.
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Winnisquam FFA
Tilton, NH, US
The Winnisquam FFA chapter will continue to address the issues of hunger and poor nutrition in their community. They plan to utilize their established greenhouse and fish farm to obtain fresh produce for their school cafeteria and local food pantry. To contribute additional donations, they are also planning to incorporate a bee hive to begin honey production.
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Pennsylvania Assoc. FFA
Harrisburg, PA, US
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Grand Canyon FFA
Wellsboro, PA, US
Going into their third year of funding, Grand Canyon FFA is carrying on with their community sustainability project. Along with the growing produce in their greenhouse and educating community members about gardening, FFA members will extend their reach to start educating about recycling and providing the community with more opportunities to recycle.
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New York Assoc. FFA
Croghan, NY, US
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Captain Jack FFA
Mount Union, PA, US
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Lowville FFA
Lowville, NY, US
FFA members of Lowville hope to create healthier living for their community with project 'A Greener Community'. Through their efforts in developing a community garden rich in produce and in greenery, FFA members anticipate an the garden to be a place that not only helps to nourish their bodies but also to appreciate the environment around them.
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Cumberland Valley FFA
Mechanicsburg, PA, US
Heading into their fourth year of funding, Cumberland Valley FFA members remain on task with their community garden project. One of their goals is to use the Community Garden as a way to better educate and involve youth so they may gain a better hands-on knowledge and appreciation for agriculture throughout the enhancement and maintenance process.
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Otselic Valley FFA
South Otselic, NY, US
FFA members of Otselic Valley will gain an understanding of alternative energy sources with stationary energy bikes. They will then extend their knowledge base to elementary students and community members, in order to increase awareness and educate about the importance of energy use.
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Wilkes-Barre FFA
Wilkes-Barre, PA, US
Heading into their third year of funding, Wilkes-Barre FFA diligently continues their work 'Huber Breaker Memorial Garden'. Plans for the park are to contain kiosks, trails, pathways, parking, landscaping, and areas for students, artists, tourist and photographers to view the colliery. FFA members intend to make this site an attraction not a distraction to the community.
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Utah Assoc. FFA
Salt Lake City, UT, US
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Triton Central FFA
Trafalgar, IN, US
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Delta FFA
Delta, UT, US
In their third year of funding, Delta FFA continues to encourage and engage their neighbors in promoting a greater sense of community pride. They are doing so with the creation of a community garden where numerous volunteers have been acquired and partnerships have been developed.
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Montague FFA
Montague, MI, US
Montague FFA members, will continue their outreach program from the previous year. They plan to make this service-learning project include the creation of a full scale specialty production farm for non farm students to learn how to raise animals and plants while conducting scientific experiments fulfilling state and national science benchmarks all while providing quality food to those in need.
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Shakamak FFA
Jasonville, IN, US
Members of Shakamak FFA are in their second year of funding and will continue to maintain a community garden. The produce obtained from the garden will then be given to local food banks. They will also be partnering with other organizations to help with the process.
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Saline FFA
Saline, MI, US
FFA members at Saline High School are excited to an increase in community pride as their project, Wetlands Reclamation & Outdoor Lab, continues to develop. Exceeding their goal from the previous year, chapter members seek to enhance their project this year by converting an existing retention pond to its original state and restoring the native aquatic plants.
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Long Valley FFA
Orderville, UT, US
Long Valley FFA is in their third year of funding of their corral project. Members, in conjunction with several other programs, are constructing components to safely handle livestock. Their hope is that the corral will not only be fully functional but also serve as a historical monument.
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Prattsburg FFA
Prattsburgh, NY, US
Prattsburgh FFA is focused on the expansion of renewable energy and the continuation of raised bed community garden efforts. Students will also put together curriculum for community education on the following topics- Bio-diesel creation, solar energy studies, and wind power experimentation.
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Louisianna FFA
Baton Rouge, LA, US
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Uintah FFA
Vernal, UT, US
Through maintenance and expansion of their community garden, Uintah FFA hopes to have a greater impact. In their third year of funding, FFA members continue to utilize and extend their outreach to assist low income families in their community by donating the produce obtained from the garden.
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Hurricane FFA
410 N St
Hurricane, UT 84737, US
A first year grantee, Hurricane FFA, will be developing a community garden. They are hopeful the community will have a positive response in which they can be educated about agriculture, as well as take ownership of specific portions of the garden.
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T-S-T New Visions FFA
Ithaca, NY, US
In their third year of funding, TST New Visions FFA will work with researchers to develop a scientific research project exploring problems associated with the production, distribution, marketing, preservation and quality of food. FFA members will then make public presentations to increase awareness of global food insecurity.
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Webberville FFA
Webberville, MI, US
Webberville FFA members have expectations as they enter their second year of funding. Their sustainable garden project, that is being integrated into to the school curriculum, will engage students in authentic learning and promote appreciation for agriculture and service to their community. Students will grow vegetables optimizing extended growing seasons, market their products, and use the proceeds to sustain community and school vegetable plots. Students will then distribute produce to their local food banks.
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Northeast FFA
Pride, LA, US
Northeast FFA members are in their fourth year of funding and have continued to sustain and expand their project which all began with the construction of a greenhouse. They will be continuing to improve their methods, add an outdoor learning component, and make their garden area accessible for all ages.
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St. Amant FFA
St. Amant, LA, US
Saint Amant FFA members will continue to impact their community by building raised beds and their development of a farmer's market. They will also be including lessons to help their community understand how to incorporate healthy habits into their diet.
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Ponchatoula FFA
Ponchatoula, LA, US
After two successful years of impacting their community with a traveling agricultural literacy program, Aggie on the Road, Ponchatoula FFA will offer additional support and mentoring opportunities. They will be expanding their scope by adding school garden activities to help elementary students understand sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship.
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Maryland Assoc. FFA
Havre de Grace, MD, US
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Bullock County FFA
Union Springs, AL 36089
Union Springs, Alabama, US
Through a community garden the Bullock County CTC FFA chapter will donate vegetables local to charitable organizations. The chapter will host "Save those Seeds" workshops for the community.
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Zion Chapel FFA
Jack, AL 36346
Jack, Alabama, US
Through a community garden the FFA chapter will donate vegetables local to the school, senior citizens, and needy families. The chapter will host 3 educational workshops on gardening for the community.
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Cotter FFA
Cotter, AR 72626
Cotter, Arkansas, US
EathBOX's will be distributed to families in the community to provide a low-cost option for fresh vegetables. FFA members will help mentor the families throughout the year. The students will also utilize the schools website to post tips and recipes for families throughout the year.
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Mansfield FFA
Mansfield, AR 72944
Mansfield, Arkansas, US
Mansfield FFA will strengthen their current backpack food program by providing produce over the summer months to families in need through the local food bank. In addition, the chapter will hold educational workshops on healthy lifestyles and nutrition for the school and community.
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Mountainburg FFA
Mountainburg, AR 72946
Mountainburg, Arkansas, US
The Mountainburg FFA will help combat hunger and lack of nutritional choices to local students, families, and residents in the community by growing fresh produce for those in need in the community. Fresh produce from the gardens will be donated to the community through the senior citizens center, and local food pantries at churches. In addition, students will hold workshops on container gardening and nutrition.
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Two Rivers FFA
Plainview, AR 72857
Plainview, Arkansas, US
The Two Rivers FFA will work with the local extension office and additional partners to develop a community garden. Vegetables will be donated to needy families in the community. FFA members will also host workshops on backyard gardening for community members.
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Del Norte FFA
Crescent City, CA 95531
Crescent City, California, US
Through the use of container gardens and a half acre field, the Del Norte will provide fresh produce to the local food bank. The students will also raise laying hens to provide an average of ten dozen eggs to donate. Students will host Veggie Program booths at local events throughout the community.
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Foothill FFA
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Bakersfield, California, US
Foothill FFA members will help expand the local community garden. They will work with community partners to expand the number of plots around the community. Potential locations for the gardens will be the local homeless shelter, senior citizens center and Boys and Girls Club. Students will also host monthly workshops on gardening topics for the community.
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Hanford FFA
Hanford, CA 93230
Hanford, California, US
The chapter’s plan is raise vegetables by season from seed in the green house then transplant into the raised beds. The garden beds will provide seasonal vegetables for the local Salvation Army food pantry and the Episcopal Church Soup Kitchen. The gardens will also provide fresh seasonal vegetables to the high school districts lunch program. Educational outreach will be held throughout the year with the help of local partners.
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Liberty Ranch FFA
Galt, CA 95632
Galt, California, US
The Liberty Ranch FFA chapter is creating and outdoor learning laboratory and sustainable community garden. This area will teach students hands-on, sustainable farming practices and serve the community to feed the hungry. The project will not only help stock the local food banks, but will provide fresh, safe, healthy fruits and vegetables to the people of the community who need it most. Students will also host educational workshops for the community to learn how to grow their own affordable produce.
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Madera FFA
Madera, CA 93637
Madera, California, US
The chapter will expand their container garden work with the local elementary school to build raised garden beds. Having a high free and reduced lunch population, the container gardens help families begin to provide themselves with affordable fresh produce. The goal of the raised beds is to provide fresh produce to the local mission. The FFA members will educate elementary students on gardening throughout the year and invite the community to a training as well.
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McKinleyville FFA
McKinleyville, CA 95519
California, US
Using the fenced in school garden area the chapter will plant greens including lettuce, swiss chard, parsley, endive, arugula, broccoli, kale, kohlrabi, potatoes and cabbage to supply to the school lunch program salad bar and kitchen. The grant will allow the chapter to expand by planting other vegetables according to the season and donate to the local food bank. FFA members will also host workshops on gardening for the community.
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Norco FFA
Norco, CA 92860
Norco, California, US
The Norco FFA plans to fight hunger in their local community by using our 7 acre lab facility to grow seasonal produce and farm fresh eggs. The chapter will work with community partners to help identify families in need to receive the harvested vegetables and eggs. The chapter will host 2 weekend informational clinics to help educate the community on the benefits and ease of gardening at home. Topics covered will be vermiculture, composting, seed propagation, and harvesting, as well as general poultry care.
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Parlier FFA
Parlier, CA 93648
Parlier, California, US
The Parlier FFA chapter plans on creating a school farm garden project that will produce a wide variety of vegetables that will be given to needy family with in the community. Over the year students will plant two gardens one for winter vegetables and one with summer vegetables this will allow for helping out needy families year around. The chapter will also distribute garden boxes to local families. FFA members will serve as garden mentors to the families throughout the year.
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Riverbank FFA
Riverbank, CA 95367
Riverbank, California, US
Riverbank FFA will work hand-in-hand with the Riverbank Community Garden to develop a second site, near school grounds, for a community garden. Produce from the garden will be donated to the local food bank. In addition, some produce will be sold at reduced rates to make the garden self-sustainable. FFA members will also host educational workshops for the community titled Gardening 101: Anyone Can Do It!
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Riverdale FFA
Riverdale, CA 93656
Riverdale, California, US
The Butternut Squash is an amazing fruit from a vine that has an extensive shelf life of nearly a year without refrigeration in California. So without the need for cold storage or processing, community members can have a healthy, comforting and delicious food year round. The Riverdale FFA chapter will grow butternut squash to be donated to the community throughout the year. Members will also work to raise awareness on the benefits of butternut squash.
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San Andreas Calaveras FFA
San Andreas, CA 95249
San Andreas, California, US
The FFA chapter’s F.A.R. M. to Family (Food Available Readily for Many) is a large community garden to assist in meeting the hunger needs in the local community and well as educate the public both about food production and hunger issues in Calaveras County. The chapter will work with the local fair and extension office to donate fresh produce to the local food bank and host educational workshops for community members.
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San Luis Obispo FFA
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
San Luis Obispo, California, US
The San Luis Obispo FFA strives to fight hunger by installing raised beds for crop production in the Agriculture Department. The chapter will donate produce to the local food bank and homeless shelter. In addition, they will host U-Pick days for the community. Workshops will be held for teachers around the state, so that they may implement similar projects into their curriculum.
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Santa Rosa FFA
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Santa Rosa, California, US
Santa Rosa FFA will expand their Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA) that is beginning its second year. Produce that is harvested from the garden will be donated to underprivileged students and the local food bank. In addition, students will be encouraged to start gardens at home. FFA members will also host educational outreach to middle school students throughout the year.
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Selma FFA
Selma, CA 93662
Selma, California, US
The premise behind the project is to provide fresh fruit to the Selma Unified District Schools using their 14 acre school farm laboratory. As it stands now, 74% of the entire district qualifies and receives free and reduced lunches. We will be decreasing the school’s cost of purchasing fruit from an outside source, while increasing our student’s knowledge of growing, maintaining, processing and harvesting fruit going back to their school site. Any excess fruit will be donated to the local senior citizen home.
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Soquel High FFA
Soquel, CA 95073
Soquel, California, US
The Soquel FFA chapter will prepare gardens and the orchard on the school farm in order to grow produce for donation at a local food bank. Crops will be optimized to ensure produce throughout the entire year. FFA members will host community education workshops aimed to teach individuals how they can grow food at home for their families and/or the food banks. The chapter will partner with the food bank, advisory committee members, and local nonprofits to maximize the impact of its efforts.
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Tokay FFA
Lodi, CA 95240
Lodi, California, US
The principle idea behind the project is to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to the student population on campus. As a means of increasing student awareness about the health benefit of eating fresh produce, the chapter will provide produce, accompanied with an educational flyer with a recipe, to the student population. In addition, the FFA chapter will collaborate with the Special Education Department as well as work with senior citizens in assisted living homes to increase engagement and education about the importance of choosing healthy foods.
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Warner Springs FFA
WARNER SPGS, CA 92086
WARNER SPGS, California, US
The Warner Springs FFA will develop a community garden project and a laying hen project that involves elementary, middle, and high school students. Through help from the Community Resource Center, needy families will be identified and produce and eggs will be made available to them. Educational programs will be designed by high school ag students to teach younger students and community members how to propagate seeds and use organic farming methods. They will also develop lessons on how to care for the chickens and properly manage egg production and make these presentations to students from visiting schools.
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Granada FFA
Granada, CO 81041
Granada, Colorado, US
The Granada FFA Food For All project will have multiple parts. First, the chapter will use the small greenhouse to grow vegetable plants to transplant to larger planters and place at homes of senior citizens in the community. Secondly, they are going to utilize a small area at the school to grow a garden to provide vegetables to those in the community who are unemployed. The third part will be to purchase chicks for meat and egg production. Finally, the chapter will host community wide educational workshops to explain the program and recruit volunteers from the community.
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Pueblo County FFA
Pueblo, CO 81006
Pueblo, Colorado, US
To address and reduce hunger in Pueblo County and the City of Pueblo, the Pueblo County FFA Chapter will establish project with three community container garden programs. The community container gardens will be located the three separate schools. The purpose of community container gardens placed at schools is to reach the largest population of community members with scarce resources available. The three sites have the potential to inform families on available food aid programs and ways to reduce their food bill through community container gardens.
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Sargent FFA
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Monte Vista, Colorado, US
Sargent FFA will utilize a donated greenhouse to create container gardens to help reduce hunger in the community. The chapter will work with community partners to help identify families to receive container gardens. FFA members will also utilize the container gardens, so that they may provide guidance throughout the project to the families. In addition, FFA members will host educational workshops on the benefits of container gardening.
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Lyman Hall FFA
Wallingford Center, CT 06492
Connecticut, US
The chapter plans to develop a series of workshops focusing on the selection, culture, harvest and preparation of vegetables and fruits suitable for small scale home production. As part of the plan, students will develop a trial garden space at the school using several different planter variations which could be replicated by families with limited access to garden space. Using the trial garden spaces, students will conduct summer workshops for families using a hands-on learning style.
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Woodbury FFA
Woodbury, CT 06798
Woodbury, Connecticut, US
Through the use of a community garden, the Woodbury FFA will provide fresh vegetables to multiple sources. They will donate harvest to the culinary arts classes, school cafeteria and the local food bank. The students will also sell a portion to make the project sustainable. FFA members will educate the community on the project using displays at the local farmers market.
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Cedar Key FFA
Cedar Key, FL 32625
Cedar Key, Florida, US
Cedar Keys FFA will be working with the local food pantry to provide fresh produce and protein sources. Students will utilize a school hydroponic garden to provide fresh vegetables and will build an aquaculture system to raise tilapia. FFA members will host educational workshops for the community on hydroponic home gardening and small scale aquaculture.
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Creekside Middle FFA
Port Orange, FL 32128
Port Orange, Florida, US
Creekside Middle FFA plans to conquer hunger by producing American grown agricultural proteins, vegetables, and fruits to feed needy families and individuals throughout the year. Students will plant gardens that will produce fresh vegetables and raise catfish as part of the new aquaculture program. Students will also raise market hogs to be donated to the community. Finally, the students will be hosting workshops on healthy eating for the community.
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Matanzas FFA
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Palm Coast, Florida, US
The Matanzas FFA chapter is very active with the local food bank. They will be expanding their raised garden beds and tilapia production, to be able to donate more fresh food to the pantry. The goal is to produce more fresh vegetables and protein to help ease the burden of local families. In addition, the FFA members will host workshops on backyard gardening for the community.
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Cedar Shoals FFA
Athens, GA 30605
Athens, Georgia, US
Fruits and vegetables will be produced in a community garden area that will provide vegetables to the school salad bar and back pack program as well as to the local community agencies that serve the needy and those helping to maintain the garden. Workshops will be conducted to introduce the garden to the community, gather input from stakeholders and educate the participants about seasonal produce.
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Linn-Marr FFA
Marion, IA 52302
Marion, Iowa, US
FFA members will utilize the aquaculture facility and greenhouse to provide fresh vegetables, tilapia, and trout to students and their families facing a food insecure situation. The chapter will hold three educational outreach opportunities for community members on sustainable practices , nutrition and food preservation.
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New Hampton FFA
New Hampton, IA 50659
New Hampton, Iowa, US
FFA members will produce vegetables to assist local food pantries as well as provide potted vegetable gardens along with care sheets for food pantry patrons so that they can aid in sustaining their families at home. Soil testing will be conducted for community members along with education on creating, sustaining and preserving produce from a home garden.
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West Dubuque FFA
Dubuque, IA 52001
Dubuque, Iowa, US
Chicken and turkeys will be processed and vegetables grown to be provided to local food banks, churches and schools to assist in providing a high quality source of protein to families who are struggling during these tough economic times. In addition, educational workshops will be held to educate community members on how to develop and maintain a backyard garden.
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West Liberty FFA
West Liberty, IA 52776
West Liberty, Iowa, US
The overall goal of the program is to provide fresh garden vegetables, poultry, and fish products to the school lunch program and local food pantry. As a means to support the Healthy Kids Act in Iowa, students will be conducting several workshops and activities with elementary students regarding where their food comes from, proper preparation and healthy eating selections
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Malad FFA
Malad City, ID 83252
Malad City, Idaho, US
Utilizing a community garden framework, produce will be grown and distributed to school lunch program and local food bank. Workshops will be held to teach about raising and storing home produce, nutritional ways of using produce, dietary guidelines aimed at different age groups, and self sustainability.
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Nezperce FFA
Nezperce, ID 83543
Nezperce, Idaho, US
Educating youth on the importance of nutrition and understanding where their food comes from in a focus for this project. Through workshops, elementary students will be educated and practice the skills of planting and maintaining the garden, harvesting, and food preservation while helping to feed the local community through donations to the local food bank.
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Notus FFA
Notus, ID 83656
Notus, Idaho, US
To assist the school on-site food bank, FFA members will invite all individuals who utilize the resource to participate in education on backyard gardening and food preservation. Each participant will receive the resources to begin a home garden and to preserve the produce grown.
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Salmon FFA
Salmon, ID 83467
Salmon, Idaho, US
In order to support the Salmon Valley Local Food Action Plan, FFA members will aid them in reaching their goals of creating a gleaning program and educating community members on food preservation. Youth with utilize GPS technology to map locations for gleaning, assist in harvesting and develop educational classes.
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Arcola FFA
Arcola, IL 61910
Arcola, Illinois, US
Adult education classes, in tandem with elementary education outreach, will help set the framework for a sustainable program. Participants will plant, maintain and harvest food which will be harvested by those who are in need of food as well as those who have been in charge to upkeep of the garden.
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Griggsville-Perry FFA
Griggsville, IL 62340
Griggsville, Illinois, US
FFA members will design and implement eight workshops on backyard poultry and container/backyard vegetable gardening targeted at low income families. Chicks and vegetable starters will be fostered and provided to participating families along with educational materials and follow up support to aid in sustainability.
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Penn High School FFA
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Mishawaka, Indiana, US
FFA members and community volunteers will partner with and educate food insecure families in producing and processing fruits and vegetables grown in the community garden. In addition, produce will also be donated to the school summer lunch and after-school programs.
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Hiawatha FFA
Hiawatha, KS 66434
Hiawatha, Kansas, US
Providing a produce to school lunch program as well as the local nourishing home is just the beginning for this program. FFA members will educate and collaborate with inter-generational groups to host day camps and other opportunities to educate the community on nutrition and sustainable practices.
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Hope FFA
Hope, KS 67451
Hope, Kansas, US
In a town where there is no grocery store, the FFA chapter will provide a much needed community garden to offer fresh produce to senior citizens and those with limited transpiration. Two community education days will focus on gardening, care and nutrition.
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Bullitt Central FFA
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Shepherdsville, Kentucky, US
FFA members will create a garden area to provide fresh vegetables and other produce to the school cafeteria as well as local food banks. Education days for elementary students, adult education workshops and a produce stand will aid in the sustainability of the program.
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Central Hardin FFA
Cecilia, KY 42724
Cecilia, Kentucky, US
FFA members will design, prepare, plant, and harvest common vegetable crops favorable to the growing conditions of their area. The produce of the effort will be donated either as fresh produce or marketed with funds from the sale being donated to area community service agencies.
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Locust Trace FFA
Lexington, KY 40511
Lexington, Kentucky, US
In this agriculturally focused high school, is meeting the need of the local food banks for fresh protein sources by producing and processing poultry in both meat and egg form. Two community education workshops discussing the importance of protein in diets and safety preparation will be conducted.
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Lone Oak FFA
Paducah, KY 42001
Paducah, Kentucky, US
FFA members are fighting hunger at the local level through the urban school’s version of a school garden, “Helping with Hydroponics” and by hosting 5 consumer literacy workshops. The produce grown at the Agriscience Learning Hub will be used in the school's cafeteria and will also be donated to a local food pantry.
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Fontainebleau FFA
Mandeville, LA 70471
Mandeville, Louisiana, US
The project has three main objectives: 1) grow and distribute fresh produce to economically disadvantaged students and their families; 2) provide starter vegetable plants and educational materials for economically disadvantaged families to learn to successfully grow vegetables in containers and 3) Provide literature about healthy eating habits and suggested healthy recipes using the fresh produce the families obtain from this program.
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Northeast HS FFA
Pride, LA 70770
Pride, Louisiana, US
With the Food For All grant, Northeast FFA will increase the amount of fresh produce harvested to meet the needs of more community members. The chapter will build lifted community gardens for the elderly to pick fresh vegetables at the local community center. In addition, the chapter will undertake broiler production to be able to donate fresh meat and eggs to the community. The FFA members will also work with the center to host workshops on healthy living.
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Northwest FFA
Opelousas, LA 70570
Opelousas, Louisiana, US
The Northwest FFA chapter plans to use the square foot gardening techniques to maximize vegetable and fruit production in their school garden. They will then harvest and distribute the food produced to two local food banks. Workshops on gardening will be held throughout the year by the chapter.
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Ouchita FFA
Ruston, LA 71270
Ruston, Louisiana, US
Ouachita Parish High School exists on the edge of the Mississippi Delta which is considered one of the poorest areas in America. IN an effort to help reduce hunger, the Ouachita FFA Chapter is going to build a community garden and donate the produce to the local food bank. In addition, the students plan to host workshops with the goal of teaching the community how to sustain a vegetable garden using a limited amount of space and tools.
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Ponchatoula FFA
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Ponchatoula, Louisiana, US
The Ponchatoula FFA has two goals for their Food For All project. The first is to develop a school/community garden at Perrin Early Learning Center in order for the students to learn the value of fresh fruits and vegetables in their diets and to use the produce from the garden to be a supplement of fresh fruits and vegetables for the 1st grade students. The second is to create a Community Supported Agriculture program at our high school land lab that will provide fresh produce to local low income elderly citizens apartment complex and our local food pantry.
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Franklin County FFA
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Massachusetts, US
Utilizing both hydroponics and a high tunnel system extends the impact of this program to provide year-round produce to the school lunch program as well as the community at large. Workshops on sustainable crop production will be held in conjunction with this project.
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Middletown FFA
Middletown, MD 21769
Middletown, Maryland, US
The FFA chapter will focus on 1 acres of a community garden and help a local non-profit to create a chicken coop and grow broilers and egg layers. The FFA will help plant, maintain, harvest and donate the crops as well as teach elementary students about sustainable food practices.
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North Garrett FFA
Accident, MD 21520
Accident, Maryland, US
FFA members will fight hunger by producing pork, vegetables and fruits for the local food program. In addition, members will educate the community and encourage participation in the hunger project from the local farm operators.
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Waldo County FFA
Swanville, ME 04915
Swanville, Maine, US
This cross-county collaboration will bring high school and college aged FFA students together to co-manage care for a meat production project. The Regional Food Pantry, which leads educational programs to increase self-sufficiency, will collaborate with FFA members offer classes on sustainable food practices.
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Alma FFA
Alma, MI 48801
Alma, Michigan, US
The Alma FFA chapter plans to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to those in need in the community. As a means of increasing sustainability, the chapter will host workshops on container and backyard gardening, maintain a community garden, and provide information on other sustainable food practices.
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Centreville FFA
Centreville, MI 49032
Centreville, Michigan, US
Centreville FFA will plant and maintain an apple orchard for those in need. The chapter plans to pull together information and human resources to provide an example of the ideal orchard, managed to the highest efficiency, yielding the greatest amount of harvest to fill both the food bank and homeless shelter with apples. The FFA chapter, with community partners, will host educational meetings that will be open to the public.
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Countryside FFA
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Benton Harbor, Michigan, US
The Countryside FFA plans to raise pigs and donate the meat to the local food pantry and veterans. FFA members will then conduct two community education workshops for those participating in the program to ultimately show an the importance of having protein included in a daily diet.
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Golightly Career & Technical Center FFA
Detroit, MI 48215
Detroit, Michigan, US
Located in an urban area, the Go lightly Career & Technical Center FFA will plant vegetable seeds and then distribute them throughout the community and neighborhood gardens. FFA members will also plant vegetables onsite in the community garden to use for educational purposes and allow the local community to benefit from the harvest.
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Lapeer County FFA
Attica, MI 48412
Michigan, US
The Lapeer County FFA plans to fight hunger in their community by providing 20 families the opportunity to raise 6 laying hens each. FFA members will support and encourage these families to mentor others while providing resources such as workshops and informative newsletters.
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Montague FFA
Montague, MI 49437
Montague, Michigan, US
The Montague FFA will be busy growing, watering, and fertilizing crops in the greenhouse to provide quality food for the local food bank. FFA members will provide one on one family focus workshops to help families learn gardening techniques to support their families.
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Pankow FFA
Charter Township of Clinton, MI 48036
Charter Township of Clinton, Michigan, US
Pankow FFA will be partnering with a local church to combat hunger with a community garden. The community garden is an opportunity for residents in a high unemployment area to develop a garden with educational workshops. The workshops will be designed to improve nutritional choices, fostering community collaboration, and reclaiming unused urban land for agriculture purposes.
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Port Hope FFA
Port Hope, MI 48468
Port Hope, Michigan, US
Port Hope FFA plans to take two routes to fighting hunger in their community. They will assist their local food pantry by supplying them with fresh foods such as vegetables and chickens. The second route to end hunger in the community is educating the young people in order to make this a more impactful project.
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Roosevelt Wyandotte
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Wyandotte, Michigan, US
Roosevelt Wyandotte FFA is aggressively fighting hunger in their community with a four prong projects. They will create a student garden, maintain a hydroponic lettuce farm, a tilapia farm and a poultry component to provide fresh food to the community. In addition to these components, three informational open houses will be held to gain community support.
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Saline FFA
Saline, MI 48176
Saline, Michigan, US
The premise behind Saline FFA's project is to provide fresh produce for the school culinary arts program and the local food bank. As a means of increasing sustainability, the chapter will also provide workshops related to gardening to the culinary arts students and elementary students.
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Sanilac FFA
Peck, MI 48466
Peck, Michigan, US
Sanilac FFA will be using their project, Totally Tasty Tilapia, to provide low income families with access to a high quality source of protein that is low in saturated fats, easy to prepare and flavorful. After donating their Tilapia yield to local families, the aqua-systems will be used to teach an Aquaculture summer camp for middle school students.
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Webberville FFA
Webberville, MI 48892
Webberville, Michigan, US
Students will plant “salad bowls” for recipients and show their community how easy it is to do container gardening. All small container gardens with in the school's greenhouse will be distributed to the local food banks. Students will also prepare instruction manuals and recipe booklets for container gardens that will be used to help educate the elementary and middle school students.
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Brainerd FFA
Brainerd, MN 56401
Brainerd, Minnesota, US
Brainerd FFA's project will include growing hydroponic vegetables and tilapia for their local soup kitchen. They will promote their community garden by hosting garden workshops that will be open to the public.
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Mora FFA
Mora, MN 55051
Mora, Minnesota, US
To combat hunger in their community, members of the Mora FFA Chapter will create a vegetable garden and educate the public about the need for local nutritious foods. They will reach a wide audience, as their workshops will be held at the county fair.
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Morris Area FFA
Morris, MN 56267
Morris, Minnesota, US
The Morris Area FFA Chapter will reduce hunger by growing produce in their greenhouse and offering workshops for all members of the family. They want to stress how cost-effective operating a garden can be compared to the cost of the same items in a grocery store. The materials learned from the workshops will be easily implemented into a family's summer activities.
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Sauk Rapids-Rice FFA
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, US
Sauk Rapids-Rice FFA is partnering with the culinary program to fight hunger. Together the two groups will grow herbs and vegetables for the school's cafeteria. They will also offer workshops on the following topics: backyard gardening, food preservation, and using fresh produce in cooking.
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Everton FFA
Everton, MO 65646
Everton, Missouri, US
In addition to can food drives and growing fresh produce in the school's greenhouse for local churches, Everton FFA will offer educational workshops. The workshops will performed by the FFA members and the University of Missouri's Extension Service. Workshops will be on gardening techniques and how community members can preserve food by canning it.
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Lutie FFA
Theodosia, MO 65761
Theodosia, Missouri, US
The Lutie FFA will develop a series of garden plots to allow members to raise several horticultural crops that can be used in the schools cafeteria. This project will also allow for community educational seminars and hands-on nutrition and plant science projects for elementary students.
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Tarkio FFA
Tarkio, MO 64491
Tarkio, Missouri, US
Tarkio FFA wants to show an increase in the consumption of fruits and vegetables within the diets of low-income students. They plan to use garden plots to grow and harvest fresh produce and then offer educational sessions to K-12 students on proper nutrition.
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Brooklyn FFA
Brooklyn, MS 39425
Mississippi, US
Brooklyn FFA will grow vegetables and harvest 1,000 pounds of fresh produce to be donated to two local food banks. They will collaborate with the local Master Gardner Program to offer two gardening workshops on growing seasonal vegetables in rural and urban areas.
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Hinsdale FFA
Hinsdale, Mt 59241
Hinsdale, Montana, US
The premises behind the Hinsdale FFA Food For All program is to provide fresh vegetables to the school lunch program and to the senior population throughout the community. 5 Classes will be held for K-12th graders in the gardens and greenhouse to enhance the students' understanding.
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Bertie Early College FFA
Windsor, NC 27983
Windsor, North Carolina, US
The Bertie Early College FFA chapter plans to raise laying hens and donate the eggs to the local food pantry to be distributed to the needy community. The hens would be raised at school and eggs delivered weekly to coincide with the distribution of food. Educational workshops on egg safety and easy egg recipes will be given to enhance the project.
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Burns High School FFA
Lawndale, NC 28090
Lawndale, North Carolina, US
Burns High School FFA plans to attack hunger in the community as two fold with both meat and potatoes. They will also conduct two community workshops that allow participants to demonstrate an increased knowledge in the safe handling of venison as well as gardening pest management.
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East Henderson High FFA
East Flat Rock, NC 28726
East Flat Rock, North Carolina, US
The East Henderson FFA's broiler production initiative is a project designed to address the rising food insecurity. They plan to partner with several local food justice organizations to better serve the community. FFA members will host three different community workshops to promote sustainable range broiler production and to teach safe and sanitary processing methods to local producers.
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Pasquotank County FFA
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Elizabeth City, North Carolina, US
The Pasquotank County FFA has created a garden for the purpose of providing fresh vegetables to their food bank. In addition to maintaining the garden, FFA members will provide activities for elementary students about gardening, science, healthy living, and nutrition. FFA members will also teach gardening workshops for members of the community, in order to increase the knowledge to growing their own food.
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South Rowan FFA
China Grove, NC 28023
China Grove, North Carolina, US
The South Rowan FFA Chapter plans to grow fruits and vegetables on a ½ acre plot that can be harvested and donated to the local mission and the Meals on Wheels program. The produce will be raised using plasticulture with drip tape irrigation. FFA members will take part in the entire process including the canning and food preservation class.
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St. Pauls FFA
St Pauls, NC 28384
St Pauls, North Carolina, US
The St. Pauls FFA Chapter plans on fighting hunger by beginning an aquaculture production system and raising Tilapia that will be given away to feed the hungry in their school and community. Community workshops will be given to educate on the importance of locally grown produce and proteins.
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West Montgomery FFA
Mt Gilead, NC 27306
Mt Gilead, North Carolina, US
The West Montgomery FFA agriculture program will develop a community garden and begin raising egg laying hens. The eggs from these hens will go back to the local community as another food source. The development of a community garden will enable local community members the ability to select and prepare fresh vegetables for their families. The chapter will then host educational workshops to increase their knowledge of protein and successful gardening tips.
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Kindred FFA
Kindred, ND 58051
Kindred, North Dakota, US
The goal of Kindred FFA is to focus on educating and feeding the young people throughout the community. The FFA members will provide fresh produce for the breakfast program and during the high school snack-break to reduce hunger in the students. The members will also donate the fresh produce to the local food bank. They also plan to work with the elementary to educate them about agriculture and nutrition.
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Conestoga FFA
Murray, NE 68409
Murray, Nebraska, US
The premise behind Conestoga FFA's project is to provide fresh vegetables for the local Food Bank and Conestoga Lunch Program. In addition to producing fresh food, the FFA will provide education to students and community members by utilizing a live webcam to integrate lessons and aid in the raising of the vegetables.
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Johnson County Central FFA
Tecumseh, NE 68450
Tecumseh, Nebraska, US
Johnson County Central FFA will impact two schools when they design and plant two community gardens. The fruits and vegetables will be used to supplement their summer programs. The chapter plans to get the community involved and aligned with their goals by offering numerous educational workshops.
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Manchester School of Technology FFA
Manchester, NH 03103
Manchester, New Hampshire, US
The Manchester School of Technology (MST) FFA in New Hampshire will plant a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs for the numerous shelters and soup kitchens throughout their community. MST will also introduce participants to safe and effective home gardening practices.
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Deming FFA
Deming, NM 88030
Deming, New Mexico, US
A middle school chapter, Deming FFA, is designing a project to teach low income community members how to grow plants in containers. Workshops will be provided with the help of Master Gardeners and community volunteers. Participants will receive supplies needed to grow plants in containers once the workshops are completed.
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Shiprock FFA
Shiprock, NM 87420
Shiprock, New Mexico, US
FFA members serving in Shiprock New Mexico, home of the largest Navajo Nation, plan to start a community garden, raise chickens, and have educational programs about eating right while using the products produced within their community. In return the community will develop a sense of unity while working together and striving for a healthier environment and culture.
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Capitol FFA
Carson City, NV 89702
Carson City, Nevada, US
Capitol FFA will use a greenhouse to produce food that will be distributed directly to local food banks. Senior citizens on a fixed income will be invited to take part in the program in exchange for a supply of fresh produce. 10% of the produce will also be donated to aid in the Carson High School Culinary Arts Program. In order to increase sustainability, FFA members will present workshop on gardening topics to the community.
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Oxford FFA
Oxford, NY 13830
Oxford, New York, US
Through creating raised beds and creating cold frames, a variety of fruits and vegetables will be donated each week to the local food pantry. Educational outreach will be made to primary school classrooms as well as to community members to aid in sustainability.
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Pioneer FFA
Yorkshire, NY 14173
Yorkshire, New York, US
The project is focused on educating school-age students about hunger and nutrition, developing a sustainable project to reduce community hunger issues, and raising awareness about healthy food and the role of local farmers. This will be achieved through creating a community garden and educational workshops for youth and adults.
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South Jefferson FFA
Adams, NY 13605
Adams, New York, US
By utilizing a hydroponic system, FFA members will educate middle school students on how to grow vegetables to provide a fresh and healthily food choice for the school lunch program. In addition to producing food, any waste (organic matter) will be recycled in a composter and used in the Garden Project.
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Walton FFA
Walton, NY 13856
Walton, New York, US
FFA is partnering with several community partners in an effort to provide nutritious student produced fresh vegetables to the Soup Kitchen and Food Bank. Educational workshops and collaborative planting will be done with local elementary students.
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Lakota FFA
Kansas, OH 44841
Kansas, Ohio, US
Through the Feeding a Need program, FFA members will build and maintain raised bed and hydroponic garden to benefit students both during school and after school. All students will be educated on nutrition and hunger issues.
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London FFA
London, OH 43140
London, Ohio, US
The Kickin Chickens for the Community Project was born out of the necessity of two local food banks to provide protein sources to those in need. FFA members will provide processed chickens to the food pantries as well as conduct two community educational workshops on nutrition.
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Ridgemont FFA
Ridgeway, OH 43345
Ridgeway, Ohio, US
The program will connect 12 FFA Chapters from across the country and 3 schools from other countries to create a United Nations Growing Connection through an on-line community. They will also provide food insecure families with a monthly backpack of food and educate these families in sustainability through container gardening.
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Valley View FFA
Germantown, OH 45327
Germantown, Ohio, US
Collaborating with students from the Special Education department as well as the science and family and consumer science departments, the FFA members will create a year round gardening program. All produce will go to the local urban food bank and be supported through educational outreach on safe handling practices.
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Woodmore FFA
Elmore, OH 43416
Elmore, Ohio, US
Through this project fruits and vegetables will be donated to the local food banks and the local school system. Another component of the project is the creation of a training project to educate elementary students on effective methods of growing fruits and vegetables and the benefits of consuming fresh fruits and vegetables.
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Calvin FFA
Calvin, OK 74531
Calvin, Oklahoma, US
The fresh fruits and vegetables grown in this I acre garden will be donated to the local food bank in order to give those in the community a fresh and healthy alternative. FFA members will conduct 2 community education workshops that will allow participants to note an increase in knowledge in the importance of vegetables to a balanced diet and effective home gardening techniques.
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Checotah FFA
Checotah, OK 74426
Checotah, Oklahoma, US
Checotah FFA will be conducting 5 educational workshops in conjunction with the Ag in the Classroom elementary curriculum to enhance the ability to discuss both seed crops and dietary fruits and vegetables. The vegetables that will be harvested will then be donated to the summer school lunch program as well as the Checotah Senior Citizens Organization.
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Cove FFA
Cove, OR 97824
Cove, Oregon, US
A school garden is being created in an effort to expand hands on education concerning agriculture, and create a resource for locally produced food products. Produce will be donated to the local food bank. FFA members are also selling quality produce to community members and the school cafeteria at very reasonable prices, giving students and families the opportunity to incorporate healthy vegetables into their diet as a means of sustaining this program.
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Crook County FFA
Prineville, OR 97754
Prineville, Oregon, US
The FFA chapter along with their Alumni are partnering with the Crook County Commission on Children and Families to produce and store potatoes to supply needy families and local soup kitchens. A series of student run workshops will be conducted on food preservation, home and backyard gardening and cooking on a budget.
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Newberg FFA
Newberg, OR 97132
Newberg, Oregon, US
The Newberg FFA Chapter plans to help fight hunger by working with the Oregon Potato Commission to help develop new varieties of potatoes for commercial production and donating the remainder of the crop, not used for laboratory testing, to our local food “banks”. They will be conducting a minimum of 4 project presentations to local service clubs and school boards.
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North Clackamas FFA
Clackamas, OR 97015
Clackamas, Oregon, US
The FFA chapter plans include a two phase project including both food production and an educational component. FFA members will produce multiple batches of broilers and maximize egg production of the laying hens to provide protein sources for needy families in the school district.
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Blue Juniata FFA
Barree, PA 16611
Barree, Pennsylvania, US
The premise behind the project is to educate the elementary students about the importance of growing their own food, where food comes from and sustainable practices. The program will also grow enough vegetables to make donations to the Huntingdon County Food Bank and to host meals for the Soup Kitchen.
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Conrad Weiser FFA
Robesonia, PA 19551
Robesonia, Pennsylvania, US
The chapter plans to fight hunger by growing their own produce in a community garden. Once harvested, it will be distributed through the local food bank. In addition, the members will prepare and deliver meals of soup, bread and salad to local seniors who are shut-in. To reinforce the knowledge of “where you food comes from” the chapter will sponsor the Farmer for a Day exhibit at the Reading Fair and offer a series of lessons on plant and animal agriculture to students at the local middle and high schools.
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Cumberland Valley FFA
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, US
The hunger garden will have a "Pick-A-Plot" theme where school classes, groups, and local community organizations will have a small amount of land to grow fresh produce in a handicap accessible area. Both community days and education to elementary students will help to support the education to help sustain the program.
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Derry FFA
Derry, PA 15627
Derry, Pennsylvania, US
The school district has formed the “KIND” program (Kids In Need in Derry) to provide clothing and other basic needs for low income families in the district. The FFA members will add to this cause by providing fresh vegetables and education on health and nutrition to help reduce health problems associated with poor eating habits.
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Midd-West FFA
Middleburg, PA 17842
Middleburg, Pennsylvania, US
The Midd-West High FFA Chapter will create a fully sustainable food production system that will be used to improve the quality of food currently offered by the school, expose students to sustainable agricultural practices and provide for local food banks. The garden will consist of 10 raised beds and students will create hands on learning opportunities for the community to learn while they work in the garden.
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Oley Valley FFA
Oley, PA 19547
Pennsylvania, US
Through creating raised garden beds, the FFA chapter will produce and preserve vegetables to be donated to the local food banks. The chapter will also hold community seminars on growing gardens and preserving food through proper home canning and freezing.
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Technical College High School
West Grove, PA 19390
West Grove, Pennsylvania, US
To increase the protein options and to grow vegetables year round, FFA students will install an aquaponics facility in their greenhouse to provide dual benefit of growing tilapia for protein and using the fishes’ wastewater to fertilize hydroponic vegetable crops. Two community educational workshops will be conducted on good nutrition.
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Garretson FFA
Garretson, SD 57030
Garretson, South Dakota, US
Through the expansion of the community garden project in existence, the FFA members will increase the area by at least 1/2 acre to be able to provide more vegetables requested from local and surrounding food banks and senior centers. The members will conduct three presentations about the project to help raise awareness in the community.
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Viborg FFA
Viborg, SD 57070
Viborg, South Dakota, US
By developing a hydroponic system in addition to the existing greenhouse, FFA members will extend the growing season to provide fresh fruits and/or vegetables year around to the food pantry. Two community education workshops will be held near the community garden site to teach participants how to successfully utilize container gardens to subsidize their family's nutrition.
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West Central FFA Chapter
Hartford, SD 57033
Hartford, South Dakota, US
The FFA chapter will develop a Back Pack Program that would provide breakfast, lunch and a snack for the child for each day of the weekend or school holiday break. In addition, members will develop and present curriculum for community education gardening workshops to help educate others on how to help supplement their family's food supply.
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Dyersburg FFA
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Dyersburg, Tennessee, US
FFA members will raise chickens in a “free ranging” environment, producing the highest quality eggs and supplying the hydroponic garden with poultry manure to serve as a fertilizer for the plants being grown. Both the eggs and the produce will be donated to the local mission and school and two bio-security workshops will be conducted.
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Horace Maynard FFA
Maynardville, TN 37807
Maynardville, Tennessee, US
The Horace Maynard FFA plans to have a three prong approach to fighting hunger. Throughout the school year they will fill backpacks to send home food. In the spring they will have a community wide race for hunger to raise money for local food pantries and will partner with the other schools in the county to plant community gardens and raise chickens.
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Munford FFA
Munford, TN 38058
Munford, Tennessee, US
The Lett-Uce Help Program being completed by the Munford FFA, plans to provide fresh hydroponic lettuce for the local area food bank. They will host a community workshop to emphasize how hydroponic lettuce will provide a healthier food alternative to the traditional processed foods that are currently being offered.
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North Knox FFA
Knoxville, TN 37938
Knoxville, Tennessee, US
North Knox FFA will soon venture into their project to provide fresh vegetables to their cafeteria. As a means of increasing sustainability, the chapter will then provide classroom instruction and community workshops related to gardening and food portion.
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Riverdale FFA
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, US
Riverdale FFA wants to show community members how easy it is to grow small vegetables and herbs in a window or an urban setting by using container gardening methods. The chapter plans to deliver container gardens to the local nursing home and work with them on how to grow the produce.
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Siegel FFA
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, US
500 packets of vegetable seeds will be distributed to community member the Siegel FFA members. The students will then host workshops that focus on best practices for container and small-scale gardening and food preservation.
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Bosqueville FFA
Waco, TX 76708
Waco, Texas, US
FFA members of Bosqueville plan to establish & construct a community garden in which produce will be donated to the local food pantries. They plan to work with their FACS department and will host educational workshops to educate their community.
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Martin's Mill FFA
Ben Wheeler, TX 75754
Texas, US
Martin's Mill FFA will use a greenhouse and a small piece of unused land for a community garden in which produce will be given to the school's cafeteria and families in need. They will also educate the community on sustainable gardening and healthy cooking.
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Long Valley FFA
Orderville, UT 84758
Orderville, Utah, US
The objective of Long Valley FFA’s project is to put at least 1 bare root apple tree in every back yard at no cost to the community. In addition to the trees, the chapter will include workshops on preparing the soil for planting, proper care of apple trees, techniques for optimizing harvest yield, and preserving apples for storage.
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Springville FFA
Springville, UT 84663
Springville, Utah, US
The Springville FFA members will plan, plant, manage and harvest a school garden. All produce will then be donated to the Utah County Food Bank. The chapter will also offer community education workshops with the hope of increasing sustainable food practices.
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Powhatan Junior FFA
Powhatan, VA 23139
Powhatan, Virginia, US
This FFA chapter plans to address hunger by growing produce in the school garden and then making weekly donations to the local Food Pantry. The chapter will offer gardening workshops and include their garden on the County Farm Tour.
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Rainier FFA
Rainier, WA 98576
Rainier, Washington, US
Rainier FFA will fight hunger in their local community by providing fresh, healthy vegetables and fruit through our community garden and local food bank. They will also host 5 community workshops a variety of topics. Some of those topics are composting, year round gardening and keeping soils healthy.
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Big Foot FFA
Walworth, WI 53184
Walworth, Wisconsin, US
The Big Foot FFA Chapter plans to fight hunger by making their school greenhouse available all year, and they plan to raise layer hens for the eggs and meat. They will conduct educational workshops on sustainable food practices.
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Neilsville FFA
Neillsville, WI 54456
Neillsville, Wisconsin, US
This chapter's main goal is to use the school garden as a living classroom for students and community members through a unique outreach program. They will use this living classroom to teach and families throughout their community how to grow their own garden and preserve the harvest.
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Pulaski FFA
Pulaski, WI 54162
Pulaski, Wisconsin, US
Pulaski FFA plans to design, plant, grow and maintain a community garden to provide their community with a space to grow their own vegetables. The area will also be used to teach students about gardening and the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables in their daily diets. Students will also build additional Garden Boxes for the elderly in the community.
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Unity FFA
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, US
Through the implementation of a Unity Community Garden they will provide fresh produce to their weekly backpack program during the school year. The ag education students will then present brochures and documents with food samples from the garden to the elementary students to encourage them to try new types of fruits and vegetables.
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Mineral County FFA
Keyser, WV 26726
Keyser, West Virginia, US
This FFA chapter plans to produce nutritious vegetables, wholesome fresh meats for families and the disconnected senior population. Chapter members will work with elementary and middle school youth to teach them about local food production.
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NATIONAL FFA
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Indianapolis, Indiana, US
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Owen Valley FFA
Spencer, IN 47460
Spencer, Indiana, US
In their fourth year of funding, Owen Valley FFA utilizes a goat farm as a living lab. They will continue the facility maintenance and make any necessary improvements while students embrace their hands on learning environment.
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Jay County FFA
Portland, IN 47371
Portland, Indiana, US
Jay County FFA members are on a quest to help families in their community eat healthier and understand more about agriculture. For their second year, they will continue to educate their community and grow fresh produce in their greenhouse.
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Santa Rosa FFA
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
Santa Rosa, New Mexico, US
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Springfield FFA
Springfield, TN 37172
Springfield, Tennessee, US
Springfield FFA members plan to serve their community by creating and maintaining a community garden. Their goal is to make the garden aesthetically pleasing as well as a highly functional educational center. They will conduct seminars on container gardening, innovative planting techniques and other subjects such as basic plant care for their community.
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Chuckey-Doak FFA
Afton, TN 37616
Tennessee, US
FFA members at Chuckey-Doak high school will be operating a community garden. They will be partnering with a local middle school and other disciplines to help make their project "Grow with Me" truly have a community impact.
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Wright City FFA
Wright City, OK 74766
Wright City, Oklahoma, US
Wright City FFA members have partnered with their local senior citizen center to create and maintain a community garden. Not only will the seniors receive the benefit of the food itself, but also the garden will provide them with an opportunity for physical exercise outside the home. The students will be given the opportunity to learn from their elders and produce educational workshops.
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Seneca FFA
Seneca, IL 61360
Seneca, Illinois, US
In their third year of funding, Seneca FFA will continue to focus on increasing science skills of local elementary students through the use of outdoor educational gardens. FFA members will extend the educational gardens and present lessons based in agriculture and science standards to fourth graders throughout the year.
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Pulaski FFA
Pulaski, WI 54162
Pulaski, Wisconsin, US
Pulaski FFA plans to design, plant, grow and maintain a community garden to provide their community with a space to grow their own vegetables. The area will also be used to teach students about gardening and the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables in their daily diets. Students will also build additional Garden Boxes for the elderly in the community.
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Wamogo Regional FFA
North Clarendon, VT 05759
Vermont, US
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Rosebud FFA
Rosebud, Mt 59347
Rosebud, Montana, US
Rosebud FFA Chapter plans to continue their work from the previous year, The Rosebud Cemetery Project. Students are responsible for maintaining the grounds and will continue to make improvements as they see necessary, for example adding a pump to ensure grass and plants are watered efficiently.
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Fifth Ward FFA
Bush, LA 70431
Louisiana, US
Fifth Ward FFA brings attention to a growing concern in their community and offers a viable solution by creating 'The Egg Project'. FFA members will be operating and then giving eggs and chickens that they have cared for to those families living below the poverty line.
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Damascus FFA
Damascus, MD 20872
Damascus, Maryland, US
Damascus FFA members have a goal to create a Farmers Market, in order to provide access to fresh produce and other farm products. To further help their local and surrounding communities, FFA members will be seeking out new partnerships to continue their project and seeking feedback from current partners.
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Century FFA
Sykesville, MD 21784
Sykesville, Maryland, US
The Century FFA chapter plans to enhance their nature trail. It is their goal to create a defined educational experience with specific signs along the trail that correlate with lesson plans. Also they anticipate enhancing the existing nature area with bird and butterfly boxes and native plantings.
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Worcester FFA
Newark, MD 21841
Newark, Maryland, US
Heading into their second year of funding, Worcester FFA members will be continuing their 'Kitchen Garden & Natural Resource' project. In this project members collaborate with other programs to landscape and manage gardens, utilize catch and release ponds, and set up habitat plots for quails and turkeys.
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Alcona FFA
Lincoln, MI 48742
Lincoln, Michigan, US
Alcona FFA members are in the process of
incorporating their community garden into their local elementary school's curriculum. They are hopeful that their cooperative efforts will produce enough of a harvest to impact not only their school cafeteria but the local senior citizen center as well.
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Careerline Tech Center FFA
Holland, MI 49424
Holland, Michigan, US
FFA members at Career line Tech Center are in their second year of funding for their food initiative. The project will include the development and construction of two high tunnel hoop houses that will allow for fresh produce to be grown 10 months out of the year. By partnering with other programs in their building, members hope to illustrate how to successfully care for one's own garden and how to prepare and preserve produce.
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Charlotte FFA
Charlotte, MI 48813
Charlotte, Michigan, US
In their second year of funding, Charlotte FFA members will continue their work providing produce to local shelters. This year they will supplement their outreach with a nutrition education program to encourage health eating habits.
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Fremont FFA
Fremont, MI 49412
Fremont, Michigan, US
Freemont FFA members will have the opportunity to partner with their local elementary school and together experience Agriscience, Food and Natural Resources Education. They will receive a hands on learning experience by working in their community garden. They plan to expand the working area by using raised bed garden, in order to maximize the benefits and the resources available.
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Jonesville FFA
Fremont, MI 49412
Fremont, Michigan, US
In their second year of funding, Jonesville FFA will be having students and community members working together to ultimately reap a heart healthy harvest of fruits and vegetables. The next steps of their project will be to create raised beds on the school grounds to maximize produce that can be grown.
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Lapeer FFA
Attica, MI 48412
Michigan, US
The Lapeer FFA chapter is fighting hunger with broiler production. Their project will serve as a means of providing sustainability to families that are in need. Students will be involved with the project from daily care activities to the processing of the birds. They will also participate in educational and mentorship programs to ensure the project's sustainability and community impact.
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Pankow Vo-Tech Center FFA
Charter Township of Clinton, MI 48036
Charter Township of Clinton, Michigan, US
Pankow Vo-Tech FFA members will focus on environmental improvements and public relations for their project, Lenox Pride. FFA members will partner with local senior citizens to visit sites with outstanding garden samples and then together create their own garden creations using flowers and vegetables. The overarching goal for this project is to utilize this key community demographic and develop a living history experience.
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Sanilac FFA
Peck, MI 48466
Peck, Michigan, US
FFA members at Sanilac Career Center are in the second year of funding for their project, The Blessing Garden. They anticipate that they will reach a full harvest of fresh vegetables. With proper training, FFA members are hopeful that families will learn to utilize produce in their everyday diet and ultimately improve eating habits.
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Sidney FFA
Sidney, Mt 59270
Sidney, Montana, US
Recycle is the name of the game for Sidney FFA. They will continuing into their second year of funding with this project. Students will continue to build and maintain recycling sheds and mobile recycling sites in their community. With community partners behind them, FFA members are seeking to expand their commitment to recycling.
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Cascade FFA
Cascade, Mt 59421
Cascade, Montana, US
Cascade FFA Develop will be partnering with a local charity, Tizer Nature Connection. Their primary role for this year will be to aid in the development of hands-on activities in horticulture, wildlife, environmental, and water quality. They will also assist with the planting of botanical and touring gardens.
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Hinsdale FFA
Hinsdale, Mt 59241
Hinsdale, Montana, US
Hinsdale FFA will be creating an edible outdoor learning lab for the local school and community. In an effort to improve nutrition and increase the knowledge related to healthy living and agriculture, the students will develop an outdoor classroom. The key to the outdoor learning lab will be raised garden beds that the students build.
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Beaver River FFA
BEAVER FLS, NY 13305
BEAVER FLS, New York, US
Beaver River FFA will be partnering with their local elementary to educate and engage students about agriculture. FFA members strive not only to increase student's knowledge, but to incorporate a philosophy of community learning.
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Cayuga Onondaga FFA
Owasco, NY 13021
Owasco, New York, US
In their second year of their project, The Partnership Garden, Cayuga-Onondaga FFA members are continuing to serve their community with the produce they obtain from their garden. The concept behind the garden is to provide a basic agricultural literacy for students and implementing effective habits regarding work ethic and service learning.
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Oxford FFA
Oxford, NY 13830
Oxford, New York, US
Oxford FFA members have developed a hydroponic system for growing produce in their greenhouse. The produce is then being utilized to supplement school lunches and increasing awareness to their student body about healthy eating.
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Pioneer FFA
Yorkshire, NY 14173
Yorkshire, New York, US
Buy local, save local is the concept and project for meeting the needs of their community. Pioneer FFA members have partnered with numerous organizations to develop a farmer's market to sustain enough products for year round service with all money raised and left over produce benefiting a food pantry.
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Sidney FFA
Sidney, NY 13838
Sidney, New York, US
Sidney FFA members plans to create a school research station, comparing different aspects of renewable power by testing the power output using different equipment and designs. Members will also spend time comparing wind power, in order to address their communities need for renewable energy.
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South Jefferson FFA
Adams, NY 13605
Adams, New York, US
South Jefferson FFA members show they have a "Youth Voice" by planning and organizing a school garden that will provide fresh vegetables to their high school cafeteria. They will also be partnering with local community professionals to encourage and help community members start their own vegetable gardens.
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South Rowan FFA
Turin, NY 13473
Turin, New York, US
The South Rowan FFA Chapter plans to grow fruits and vegetables on a ½ acre plot that can be harvested and donated to the local mission and the Meals on Wheels program. The produce will be raised using plasticulture with drip tape irrigation. FFA members will take part in the entire process including the canning and food preservation class.
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Unadilla Valley FFA
New Berlin, NY 13411
New Berlin, New York, US
The Unadilla FFA chapter will continue to expand the use of their sustainable garden. They will be educating students and community members about pest control, composting, extending the growing season, and constructing adequate storage space.
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Walton FFA
Walton, NY 13856
Walton, New York, US
Walton FFA is in their third year of funding for their community garden. Their continued focus is on increasing the amount of produce obtained from the garden and ensuring that the garden becomes handicap accessible to reach all community members.
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Ridgemont FFA
Ridgeway, OH 43345
Ridgeway, Ohio, US
Ridgemont FFA members' project, Reducing Rural Risks, is designed to increase awareness about farm safety. Rural Emergency Plans will be created for local farmers so in case of an accident, emergency personnel will be aware of hazardous materials and potential dangers within each area.
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Fairfield FFA
Leesburg, OH 45135
Leesburg, Ohio, US
The Fairfield FFA, in cooperation with numerous partners, will implement fourth phase of their project to increase participation and awareness in solid waste reduction practices. Phases one through three of this project included paper recycling and the construction of a school and community land lab. Phase four will involve expanding this program to the community by giving composters to families. This will be utilized to illustrate the how much waste can be removed from landfills.
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Utica FFA
Utica, OH 43080
Utica, Ohio, US
In their third year of funding, Utica FFA will host a variety of workshops to inform community members about their partnership with the National Archery in the Schools Program. This partnership was created due to the increase in childhood obesity. Presentations will be made to demonstrate how the community can benefit from the program and the walking trails that have been created.
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Berlin Brothersvalley FFA
Berlin, PA 15530
Berlin, Pennsylvania, US
In the third year of funding, Berlin Brothersvalley FFA will continue to enhance the Berlin Grove nature trail.The trail provides a stimulating outdoor classroom for learning about the environment by observing various signs of wildlife and nature aspects. Continued work with the trail, helps students to foster favorable attitudes toward nature and encourages them to understand ecological principals that are being illustrated.
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Enterprise FFA
Enterprise, UT 84725
Enterprise, Utah, US
Enterprise FFA is in their third year of funding and will continue to expand their community garden program. Through this garden and community involvement, fresh produce will be donated to local senior citizen centers and food banks.
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East Hardy MS FFA
Baker, WV 26801
Baker, West Virginia, US
Heading into their third year of funding, East Hardy MS FFA is continuing to encourage and expand their efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. The main goal for their project will be to establish a recycling center that allows area farmers to bring in plastic bale wrap and cardboard poultry containers to be processed and marketed. With additional drop off sites, the community will continue to be exposed and given the opportunity to educate all on the benefits of recycling.
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Hannan FFA
Ashton, WV 25503
West Virginia, US
For the third year, Hannan FFA will focus their attention on the development and implementation of an outdoor learning lab. After transforming a vacant lot into an outdoor lab and turning an overgrown pond into a healthy eco-system, FFA members will continue to expand their lab. The lab will soon include a nature trail large enough to wrap around their school's wooded area.
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Ft. White
Fort White, FL 32038
Fort White, Florida, US
The purpose of this project is to provide a demonstrative model to the community, county, state, national and international realm of how aquaculture can be utilized on a small area of land to provide a large amount of food efficiently to a growing population with a minimal amount of water. The goal is not only to share the harvested fish and produce of this project with those in need of food within the community, but, also, provide them with a way to eliminate the state of their need by teaching them to be self-sufficient.
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Triton Central FFA
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Indianapolis, Indiana, US
The Triton Central FFA chapter, along with their community partners, will present monthly educational workshops and exhibits to educate others on gardening as a sustainable food practice. Members and partners will also plant, tend and harvest vegetables and herbs for the local food pantry and others in need.
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Mineral County FFA
Keyser, WV 26726
Keyser, West Virginia, US
Mineral County FFA members will be heading into their second year of funding for their project, 'Agri-Ambassadors for SUCCESS'. goal of the program is to increase student achievement and college going rate by increasing 21st century career awareness. Members will develop their own career awareness through career awareness trips and activities that promote 21st century career opportunities. FFA members will continue to develop their leadership skills and ties with postsecondary institutions as they participate in career awareness trips.
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Bloomfield FFA
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Bloomfield, Connecticut, US
Bloomfield’s Fresh Food For Families (BF3) will grow tilapia and greens to provide fresh, local
ingredients to our in-town soup kitchen. BF3 will plan, promote and participate in two Harvest Markets. They will also donate produce to sponsor a summer lunch program where educational sessions will be held.
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Storrs FFA
Marlborough, CT 06447
Marlborough, Connecticut, US
In addition to providing a fresh protein source to the local food bank, FFA members will learn about raising poultry and all the benefits of raising broilers as a very sustainable agricultural method. Students will also be designing a brochures with nutrition values as well as how to cook poultry safely and what one might pair it with for a healthy meal. This will help ensure families are eating the protein source in a healthy manner.
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South Lewis FFA
Turin, NY 13473
Turin, New York, US
The South Lewis FFA chapter will demonstrate sustainable agricultural practices in their community garden and nature trail. Any produce obtained will be utilized by their school's cafeteria. Any unused produce will then be donated to serve their community food pantry .
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Vancouver High School
Vancouver, WA 98661
Vancouver, Washington, US
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Ft. Vancouver
Vancouver, WA 98661
Vancouver, Washington, US
By revitalizing an overgrown pear orchard, Columbia River FFA members will help fight hunger in their community. Not only will students restore the orchard but they will help educate their community members by encouraging them to “adopt a tree” in the Orchard.