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Farm Tech Days committee distributes $89,000 in grants

Three days in July 2017 at Ebert Enterprises in Algoma will lead to over a quarter-million dollars being distributed locally, including $89,000 in grants announced by the Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days Grant Committee Friday.  Twenty-nine different projects will receive assistance from the grants, ranging from improvements at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds to programs at local schools. FTD Executive Committee Chair Amber Hewett says it will be great to see the impact their years of planning and three days in July will have on the community moving forward.

Other Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days-funded projects include recreational improvements at Winter Park, ten years’ worth of scholarships, and a swing in memory of Britney Ebert, the daughter of the event’s host.  

 

 

 

All receiving groups were required to submit an application and were vetted by the 2018 FTD Grant Committee. The following groups will be accepting donations:

 

4-H Teen Association Prom Dress Sale

Agriculture Advocacy and Gardening Practices

Agricultural Literacy

Algoma Community Kitchen

Algoma Schools - Growing Microgreens

Algoma Pocket Park Project

Denmark High School - Hydroponics

Denmark Middle School Ag Education

Emergency Air Lifting Equipment

Freedom Inclusive Swing Set at Peterson Park

Historical Machine Storage Building

Holy Rosary Child Care Garden Project

KCHCE - WI Bookworms

Kewaunee 4-H Beef Project Fairgrounds Upgrades

Kewaunee 4-H Dairy Committee Fairgrounds Upgrades

Kewaunee 4-H Goat Project Pens

Kewaunee 4-H Hog Project Fairgrounds Upgrades

Kewaunee 4-H Sheep Project Pens

Kewaunee Dairy Promotions - WI Farm Discovery

Kewaunee Fire Department Special Use Trailer

Kewaunee Police Department K9

Literacy Partners

Luxemburg-Casco FFA Animal Science Labs

Luxemburg-Casco FFA Alumni Animal Science Labs

Mishicot FFA Greenhouse Benches

Screening Cold Hardy Grapes

Students Helping Students

WI Made, WI Proud

Wolf Den Weekend Backpack Program

 

Many of the groups receiving awards will be using funds that will benefit others. Examples of how the funds will be used include improving emergency equipment and services, a number of school and youth education projects like 4-H, literacy, libraries, parks, sustainable agriculture and much more.

 

 

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