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Agriculture

1st Farm Credit donates to BV FFA Chapter

Members of the Bureau Valley FFA Chapter receive a $250 donation from 1st Farm Credit Services at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur in August. Members wore blue "Building Legacies" T-shirts to promote FFA and Farm Credit at the three-day show.
Members of the Bureau Valley FFA Chapter receive a $250 donation from 1st Farm Credit Services at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur in August. Members wore blue "Building Legacies" T-shirts to promote FFA and Farm Credit at the three-day show.

PRINCETON — 1st Farm Credit donated $250 to the Bureau Valley FFA Chapter.

The individual donation is part of a larger, $5,000 donation given to 20 different FFA chapters in Illinois. FFA chapters throughout the state were given the donations after members attended the farm Progress Show in Decatur wearing a special T-shirt provided by 1st Farm Credit Services.

The blue “Building Legacies” T-shirts were used to promote FFA and 1st Farm Credit Services during the three-day show.

“This donation is a simple way to say ‘thank you’ and help support these young adults who are contributing to the future of agriculture,” said Aaron King, vice president with 1st Farm Credit Services. “FFA plays a critical role in exposing students to all the opportunities that exist in the agriculture industry. When members attend the Farm Progress Show, they learn about the up-and-coming technology and possible career paths in agriculture.”

More than 1,000 FFA members were given the T-shirts before and during the show. The two Farm Credit associations in Illinois donated more than $10,000 to 45 different FFA chapters whose members wore the shirts during the show.

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