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.