Central Valley Ag (CVA) has donated $4,000 to the Nebraska FFA Foundation to directly support local agriculture education classrooms and FFA needs. Osceola and Keya Paha were selected to receive grants through CVA.
Keya Paha received a grant for their Creating a Sense of Hope by Bending and Welding Metal project. They plan to build and repair livestock processing equipment, livestock feeders and other ranch and farm equipment. The equipment built will be auctioned off at the Keya Paha Agricultural Society Auction with the proceeds paying for supplies and tools for the next year.
Osceola received a grant for their school farm. This first year they plan to have four sheep and two beef animals at their school farm. One long term goal for the project is to have more students choose agriculture careers because they received the hands-on experience.
“CVA is excited and honored to support these FFA chapters with their respective projects. Ensuring the long-term success of our employees and customers is the vision of CVA, and supporting FFA and our local communities helps us commit to this vision,” says Tom Palmertree, senior vice president of marketing for CVA.