Tractor Supply donates to Pell City FFA

Tractor Supply in Pell City presented a $2,200 check to the Pell City High School FFA on Saturday. In the picture, from left, are Cayce Maggard, Brooke Perry, Katie NcNutt, FFA advisor Joshua Tubbs, Tractor Supply Assistant Manager Jessica Sheppard, Jaylynn Pinney, Alexia Thomas and Evan Davis.

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PELL CITY -- Tractor Supply in Pell City presented a $2,200 grant check to the Pell City High School FFA chapter Saturday.

The funds came from Tractor Supply’s third annual “Grants for Growing” program, which raised a record-breaking $830,000 for the National FFA Organization.

All total, 271 grants were awarded, impacting nearly 30,000 students, Tractor Supply spokeswoman Grace Stewart said.

Pell City FFA student Jaylynn Pinney said the grant will help build and supply a chicken coop for the chapter’s chicken farm project.

This year, Alabama Tractor Supply stores raised $17,418 through customer donations, according to company officials. That money will help fund a variety of projects, including a greenhouse fertilization system and livestock pen expansion.

“Grants for Growing not only allow us to invest in Alabama communities, but also invest in Alabama youths who are the future of the agriculture industry,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply. “This program gives students hands-on learning experience as they watch their ideas turn their communities into stronger, more sustainable places.”

Since the program’s start in 2016, Grants for Growing has raised more than $2.2 million for the National FFA Organization.