For the third year in a row, FCS Financial is recognizing 49 4-H clubs and FFA chapters with $250-$500 grants.

There are a number of area organizations who will receive the grants, including the Carroll County 4-H Club, the Holden FFA Chapter, the Leeton FFA Chapter, the Hitt 4-H Club in Lafayette county, the Concordia FFA Chapter, Bucklin & Brookfield FFA Chapters, 6 Pillars 4-H Club in Livingston County and the Saline County 4-H Club.

The grants will be used by the reciepiants to fund a community improvement project. The Carroll County 4-H Club will add a Public Address System on the Fairgrounds, the Hitt 4-H Club will refurbish the Corder City Park and the 6 Pillars 4-H Club will landscape the Litton Agri-Science Center.

Press Release from FCS Financial
FCS Financial is recognizing 49 4-H clubs and FFA chapters with $250-$500 grants for submitting outstanding Shaping Rural Missouri grant applications. Grants were awarded to organizations with plans to complete a community improvement project during the summer.

This is the third year FCS Financial has funded the Shaping Rural Missouri grants for 4-H clubs and FFA chapters. “Community development in rural Missouri is very important to FCS Financial. Our member-owners and staff live in rural communities across Missouri,” said Scott Gardner, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, FCS Financial. “These grants not only strengthen our rural communities but allow our youth to work as a team to accomplish a worthy goal.”

The following 4-H clubs and FFA chapters were selected by a panel of judges to receive a Shaping Rural Missouri grant in support of implementing the respective project listed:

Andrew County 4-H Club (Andrew County): Crow’s Nest at Fairgrounds
Tarkio FFA Chapter (Atchison County): Tarkio FFA Greenhouse Landscaping
Mexico FFA Chapter (Audrain County): Landscape Ag Building
Audrain Co R-VI FFA Chapter (Audrain County): Risers at Fairgrounds
Columbia FFA Chapter (Boone County): Electrical Improvements at Fairgrounds
Stoutland FFA Chapter (Camden County): Sustainable Ag Education Garden
Carroll County 4-H Club (Carroll County): Public Address System for Fairgrounds
Drexel FFA Chapter (Cass County): Landscape Expansion at School
New Kids on the Block 4-H Club (Cedar County): Portable Shelving for Fairgrounds Building
Fox River Clovers 4-H Club (Clark County): Midway Enhancement Project
St. Thomas 4-H Club (Cole County): Recycling Program
4C’s 4-H Club (Cooper County): Connector Trail from Katy Trail to Park & Nursing Home
Cooper County Youth Fairgrounds (Cooper County): Butterfly Garden at Youth Exhibit Hall
Pilot Grove FFA Chapter (Cooper County): Tigers Get Growing Community Garden
King City FFA Chapter (Gentry County): Bleachers at Sports Complex
Gilman City FFA Chapter (Harrison County): Wash Rack at Fairgrounds
West Plains FFA Chapter (Howell County): Container Garden – Boys & Girls Club
Holden FFA Chapter (Johnson County): Holden Trap Range Facelift
Leeton FFA Chapter (Johnson County): Recycling Program
Laclede County Barn Bums 4-H Club, Lebanon FFA Chapter & Laclede County Aggies 4-H Club (Laclede County): Swine Barn Pen Construction
Hitt 4-H Club (Lafayette County): Refurbish Corder City Park
Concordia FFA Chapter (Lafayette County): County Fair Panel Trailer
Oyster Prairie 4-H Club (Lewis County): Landscape Country Aire Retirement Estates
Bucklin & Brookfield FFA Chapters (Linn County): Landscape Fairgrounds Entrance
6 Pillars 4-H Club (Livingston County): Landscape Litton Agri-Science Center
La Plata FFA Chapter (Macon County): Renovate City Ball Field
Stockmasters 4-H Club (Maries County): Vienna Community Message Board
Mt. Zion Country Clovers 4-H Club (Marion County): Dog Agility Equipment at Park
Northern Lights 4-H Club (Mercer County): Repair Bleachers at Shelter House
Twin City 4-H Club (Moniteau County): California Masonic Fellowship Building Restoration
Monroe City FFA Chapter (Monroe County): Bleacher Refurbishing
Eager Beavers 4-H Club (Monroe County): Landscape School
BJ Lucky Shamrocks 4-H Club (Nodaway County): Fence Guard at Ball Park
Fatima FFA Chapter (Osage County): Small Animal Wash Rack at Fairgrounds
Louisiana FFA Chapter (Pike County): Landscape at School Courtyard
Busy Busy Beavers 4-H Club (Randolph County): Sheep & Goat Pens
Saline County 4-H Club (Saline County): Saline County Fair Renovation
Downing 4-H Club (Schuyler County): Build Announcers Stand at Park
Azen Jolly Timers 4-H Club (Scotland County): Show Barn at Scotland County Fairgrounds
South Shelby FFA Chapter (Shelby County): Concrete Shelter Area
North Shelby FFA Chapter (Shelby County): Revive Recreational Area
Youth Livestock Beef 4-H Club & Youth Livestock Swine 4-H Club (Ste. Genevieve County): ADA Accessible Restrooms at Fairgrounds
Summersville FFA Chapter (Texas County): Bleacher Rail Guards
Nevada FFA Chapter & Vernon County 4-H Council (Vernon County): Electrical Supply to Fairgrounds