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The Farm Credit Illinois Red Bud regional office recently supported the Christ Our Savior and Red Bud FFA chapters, awarding $250 to each. The donations are part of the financial cooperative’s ongoing support of rural communities and agriculture.

Above: Members of the Christ Our Savior FFA chapter accept the gift from Jacob Fishbein (FCI)

Above: Members of the Christ Our Savior FFA chapter accept the gift from Jacob Fishbein (FCI)

In 2017, FCI invested more than $235,000 in youth, community, and ag literacy initiatives throughout its 60-county marketplace.

Above from L to R: Zacary Michels, Alec Hahn, Logan Cowell, Blake Durbin, Treyton Jones, Laura DuFrenne (FCI), Joe Goeddel, Matt Wiegard, Patrick Sondag, Caleb Crain, Dylan Falkenhain, Joseph Kingsley, Dominick Liefer, Vance Schmidt, Katie Davis, Madilyn Hoock, Micheal Chausse, Nicole Boyke

The funds will be used to build raised garden beds for each chapter’s greenhouse. The Red Bud regional office annually supports local FFA chapter initiatives which further agricultural and youth development in rural communities.

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