SD FFA Foundation receives $2,000 for Ag Adventure Center

Farm Forum

HURON – South Dakota FFA Foundation received a $2,000 Working Here Fund grant for the Ag Adventure Center at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund.

Grant funds will be used to change the South Dakota FFA Ag Learning Center at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds to the South Dakota FFA Ag Adventure Center. The updates will include physical improvements and technology additions to make it more exciting and relevant to fair attendees.

“We are shifting the focus from a petting zoo experience to interactive exhibits and displays that address food safety and the environmental impact of agriculture,” said Gerri Eide, South Dakota FFA Foundation. “The green space outside will also be developed for agricultural demonstrations and activities.”

“We live and work in Huron and appreciate the value this project brings to our rural community,” said Matt Lindgren, vice president of retail operations at FCSAmerica’s Huron office.

South Dakota FFA Foundation is one of 108 organizations to receive a Working Here Fund grant in the second quarter of 2016. FCSAmerica awarded $165,855 during the latest grant cycle ending June 30, 2016.