Farm Credit Mid-America will again provide grant funding to support Young Agricultural Professionals programming.
County YAP groups and Collegiate Farm Bureau groups may apply for the grants. Eight $500 grants will go to local YAP groups and two $500 grants will go to Collegiate Farm Bureau groups. These grants provide funding for YAP- focused educational programming or events held in the county, multi-county areas or on a college campus.
All grant applications must be received by Dec. 10, 2018. All applicants will be notified of grant selections by Jan. 18, 2019.
The YAP State Committee will recognize the grant recipients at the YAP Winter Leadership Experience Feb. 2.
The local grants are a part of Farm Credit Mid-America’s financial contribution to Farm Bureau young leader programs in their four-state region of Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. A portion of the funds donated to Ohio is being used for the local grants program.
“Our purpose is to secure the future of rural communities and agriculture,” said Jonathan Carter, assistant vice president of Farm Credit’s young and beginning farmer program. “Since Farm Bureau’s YAP and Collegiate programs are similar in mission and values to ours, we felt we could really support their efforts and work together in helping develop leadership skills with those who desire a future in agriculture.”
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals are singles and married couples ages 18 to 35 who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills. To learn more about Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals program and its Collegiate Farm Bureau program,visit experienceyap.com.
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