SCC Ag Program Receives $500 Grant from FCS America

9/11/2014

West Burlington, IA- The agriculture department is greening up SCC this year.

SCC agriculture student, Sarah Twillie, wanted to upgrade the greenery around West Burlington campus. After discovering a grant program through Farm Credit Services of America (FCS America), Twillie applied for the organization’s “Working Here Fund.”

FCS America’s “Working Here Fund,” provides grants for projects and organizations that make a positive, long-term impact in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wyoming in a variety of studies including agriculture education.

In August, FCS America presented a $500 grant to SCC’s agriculture department. The funds will be used to purchase fruit tree plantings and signs to classify the variety of trees on the West Burlington campus. 

SCC Agriculture instructor, Adam Raub, says classifying the trees is a great learning opportunity for students as well as campus visitors.  “There are about 100 different trees and planted species on campus,” says Raub.  “By identifying our plants, people will be more inspired to grow the same ones at home without having to search around for its name.”

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