4-H clubs and FFA chapters throughout central and southern Illinois will implement valuable improvement projects in their communities thanks to grants provided by Farm Credit Illinois.
The agricultural lending cooperative awarded 60 4-H clubs and FFA chapters with $250 grants to establish projects that will make their local communities better places to live, and several went to organizations in the area. The local recipients include:
Clinton FFA Chapter in DeWitt County - To Build a Hydroponic System to Grow Tomatoes in the Clinton High School Greenhouse.
Green Machines 4-H Club in Macon County - To Purchase Shelving to Organize and Set Up the New Blue Mound Food Pantry
Mt. Zion Eagles 4-H Club in Macon County - To Plant Flowers and Paint a Wall Mural in Downtown Decatur
All School 4-H Club in Champaign County - To Plant and Maintain the Hunger Garden and Flower Project at Dodds Park in Champaign
Philo 4-H Friends in Champaign County - To Create First Aid Kits and Educate Philo Community Organizations on Safety
This is the eighth year Farm Credit Illinois has funded community improvement grants, now totaling more than $60,000.