Community Involvement

As a mission-driven financial cooperative, we believe in serving and enriching the rural communities where we live and work.

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

2022 Frontier Farm Credit community involvement map 

Each dot on this map represents a project, program or organization supported by our 2022 community involvement program.

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

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

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Working Here Fund Grants

We provide grants for projects and organizations that make an impact in eastern Kansas.

Focus Areas

Plant in Book

Ag Education

Dinner plate

Hunger and Nutrition

Plant in palm of hand.

Young and Beginning Producers

Medical Tent

Rural Disaster Relief and Essential Services

Funding Options


grants awarded quarterly


grants awarded semiannually

In Our Communities

Employees participate in our community involvement program through hands-on volunteer efforts. Annually, each employee is allocated eight hours of paid time to volunteer for an organization they choose to support. We also match employees’ donations to nonprofit organizations up to $300 per employee each year.

In 2022, employees volunteered nearly 800 hours in their local communities through virtual and socially distanced efforts.


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