2019 Ag Hall of Fame Grant

Finley FFA Chapter Awarded the Mid-Columbia Ag Hall of Fame “Cultivating our Future” Grant
Posted on 06/12/2019
The Finley FFA Chapter of River View High School is the proud recipient of a grant from the Mid-Columbia Ag Hall of Fame. The $4,150 award will provide financial assistance for travel to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Finley FFA advisor Jennifer Yochum submitted the grant application in May to the Mid-Columbia Ag Hall of Fame in Pasco. Thanks to the grant award, Finley FFA students will travel to the national convention on October 30 through November 2. Students have the opportunity to meet FFA members from other states while engaging in an agricultural career fair that provides exposure to industry leaders engaged in cutting edge Ag. Other highlights of the trip include speaking with various college and vocational school representatives to explore options beyond high school, and attending various agricultural tours in and around the area as well as Louisville, Kentucky. Members will participate in leadership workshops to expand their skills and abilities, then bring this knowledge home to share with all chapter members.

“This grant will help alleviate some of the travel costs for members as they get ready for an experience they will never forget,” says Mrs. Yochum.

The chapter will also submit their National Chapter application in hopes of becoming a three star chapter and crossing the national stage. This event evaluates the chapter on the three areas of their program of activities: growing leaders, strengthening agriculture, and building communities.

The Mid-Columbia Ag Hall of Fame’s “Cultivating Our Future” grant recognizes that youth programs are a way to introduce new and exciting farming and ranching options to youth. They support the FFA program and it’s opportunities for youth to research, demonstrate and learn more about the agricultural world.