February marks the start of Tractor Supply Company’s fundraising campaign for FFA chapters across the country.
The collection coincides with National FFA week, which runs Feb. 17-24. Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 or more while shopping in store or online.
Donations will fund the national Grants for Growing program, supporting local FFA chapters that are making a difference in their communities through unique and sustainable agricultural projects. The program is coordinated through a partnership with the National FFA Foundation and Tractor Supply, the country’s largest rural lifestyle retailer.
“Through the generosity and assistance of our customers and team members, we are honored to support local FFA chapters across the country through our Grants for Growing program,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior VP of marketing at Tractor Supply Company. “This initiative not only allows us to invest in the next generation of agricultural leaders, but also the future of agricultural education.”
Grants for Growing has raised more than $1.4 million for the National FFA Organization since its start in 2016. The initiative has funded a total of 692 grants supporting projects involving more than 69,000 students.
Last October, Tractor Supply held its most successful 4-H fundraising campaign with nearly $1 million raised.
Tractor Supply Company operates 1,685 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states. The Brentwood, Tenn.-based retailer also owns and operates the Petsense banner - a small-box pet specialty supply retailer with 168 stores in 26 states.