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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Locust Trace FFA, 4-H, Kentucky Proud benefit from farm license-plate donations

The Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter at Locust Trace AgriScience Farm received $2,376.67 through farmers who donated $10 when renewing their farm license plates this past fiscal year, which ended June 30.

For the first time, the proceeds were divided equally among FFA, 4-H and Kentucky Proud. Statewide, the FFA share was $121,708.64. That money was split between the Kentucky FFA Foundation and chapters where the funds originated. In Fayette County, 88 percent of people buying farm plates contributed the $10.

“FFA and 4-H give Kentucky’s young people opportunities to participate in constructive activities while they learn the value of hard work and discipline. Kentucky Proud helps Kentucky producers find new markets for their products. All three programs are vital to the future of Kentucky agriculture and Kentucky as a whole,” said state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer.

More than 14,000 students participate in FAA throughout the Commonwealth. For more information, contact Sheldon McKinney with the Kentucky FFA Foundation at 606-782-4620.