Supporting agriculture, local communities

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The Ohio Energy Project was one of several grant recipients from the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. The award goes to its Energy Sources Tour and Energy Sources Blitz programs, that give teachers behind-the-scenes access to the energy industry.

Twice a year, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awards grants to organizations that support and promote Ohio agriculture as well as local communities. The Action & Awareness grants focus on four core areas: economic development, education, environment and the human-animal bond. The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recently awarded $20,700 in grants to these organizations:

  • AgriPOWER to support two scholarships for Ohio Farm Bureau’s intensive, year-long leadership program for farmers and agribusiness professionals.
  • Crown Point Ecology Center to help convert an existing building into a honey extraction and beeswax processing facility that will be available to local northeastern Ohio beekeepers.

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    Another grant winner, Friends of the Juvenile Court in Clinton County, which will expand its 4-H at-risk youth program.
  • Friends of the Juvenile Court in Clinton County to help expand an existing program that pairs at-risk youth with local farmers through the 4-H program.
  • Ohio Energy Project in support of its Energy Sources Tour and Energy Sources Blitz programs that give teachers behind-the-scenes access to the energy industry.
  • Ohio Hop Growers Guild to support its 2019 Ohio Hop Conference in January.

The next application cycle is open Jan. 1 to April 30. Learn more here.