For the third year, Farm Credit Mid-America will again provide grant funding to support Young Agricultural Professionals programming. Interested groups must apply by Dec. 9, 2019.
Eight $500 grants will go to local YAP groups and two $500 grants will go to Collegiate Farm Bureau groups. These grants provide funding for YAP-focused educational programming or events held in the county, multicounty areas or on a college campus.
All grant applications must be received by Dec. 9, 2019. All applicants will be notified of grant selections by Jan. 17, 2020. The YAP State Committee will recognize the grant recipients at the YAP Winter Leadership Experience Feb. 1.
“Our purpose is to secure the future of rural communities and agriculture,” said Jonathan Carter, assistant vice president of Farm Credit’s young and beginning farmer program. “Since Farm Bureau’s YAP and Collegiate programs are similar in mission and values to ours, we felt we could really support their efforts and work together in helping develop leadership skills with those who desire a future in agriculture.”
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals are singles and married couples ages 18 to 35 who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills.
Photo caption: 2019 YAP grant winners receive their checks. Photos by Dave Gore.