Community Involvement

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Providing Tools and Resources that Ensure Student Success

Dec 11, 2019, 21:48 PM by Frontier Farm Credit Staff Reports
Find out how Kansas students benefited from the FFA handbook program and scholarships from Frontier Farm Credit.

Frontier Farm Credit believes in the future of agriculture. That’s why the FFA handbook program was introduced to offer FFA handbooks free of charge to any chapter within the eastern Kansas communities they serve.

According to Mary Kane, Kansas FFA Association executive secretary, 56 FFA chapters – almost half of all chapters within the Frontier Farm Credit territory – benefitted from the donation.

"Thanks to Frontier Farm Credit’s generosity…over 1,400 FFA student handbooks were purchased."
– Mary Kane

“Thanks to Frontier Farm Credit’s generosity, a little over 1,400 student handbooks were purchased,” says Kane. “Now rather than schools purchasing a set of handbooks to be used annually, each student enrolled in agricultural education can be provided with their own handbook that they can highlight and reference throughout their FFA career.”

Scholarships Help Prepare Students for Future Ag Careers

Frontier Farm Credit also introduced the community college scholarship program in Kansas. The program supported students studying agriculture at the collegiate level by offering two $1,000 scholarships at Allen County Community College in Iola and Highland Community College in Highland. Two students from each respective school were selected and recognized with the award.

“We’re very grateful to Frontier Farm Credit for introducing this scholarship,” says Aimee Thompson, director of development at Allen Community College. “Agriculture is really important in southeastern Kansas, so we appreciate being able to provide another financial opportunity to help our students succeed as they prepare for future careers in the ag industry.”

In addition to the community college scholarship program, Frontier Farm Credit also awards eight $2,500 scholarships to students studying agriculture at Kansas State University.

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Our Commitment


Serving rural America means more than financing those who farm and ranch.

Our community involvement program focuses on ag education, hunger and nutrition, and rural disaster relief / essential services. We support these initiatives through employee volunteering, financial contributions and grants.

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Working Here Fund Grants

Our Working Here Fund grant program supports projects and nonprofit organizations that align with our mission to serve agriculture and rural communities. These grants make a positive impact in eastern Kansas.

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Ag Education

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Hunger and Nutrition

Medical Tent

Rural Disaster Relief / Essential Services

Three funding options are available to serve programs and projects of every size.

Grants Awarded Quarterly

Up to

Grants Awarded Twice a Year

Up to $15,000

Up to $25,000

In Our Communities

Volunteering is one of many ways we serve the communities we and our customer-owners call home. Each year, we allocate 16+ hours of paid time to employees to volunteer at local organizations of their choosing. When employees volunteer as a group, we provide matching dollars to the organization.

We also match employees' direct donations to nonprofit organizations – up to $500 per employee per year to maximize their impact.


We offer annual scholarships to qualified students studying agriculture at land grant universities and community colleges in Kansas.

Land Grant University Scholarships

Scholarship Amount


Scholarships Awarded

8 per university

Qualifying Universities

  • Kansas State University

Community College Scholarships

Scholarship Amount


Scholarships Awarded

2 per college

Participating Colleges

  • Highland Community College
  • Allen County Community College

Community Involvement Contacts

For more information about our community involvement program, contact your local Frontier Farm Credit office or email