Improving Rural Missouri

Community Improvement Grants Available to 4-H & FFA Youth.

Published on: Mar 5, 2012

Developing a thriving rural Missouri is important to FCS Financial. The Shaping Rural Missouri grant program offers Missouri 4-H and FFA organizations $250 grants to implement projects that will benefit their rural communities and youth development.

"Our offices and our staff live in rural Missouri so it is important to us that we provide opportunities for rural community development," said Daryl Oldvader, FCS Financial CEO. "These grants not only strengthen our rural communities but allow our youth to work as a team to accomplish a goal."

Funds will be awarded to assist club or chapter members in bringing positive change by establishing projects that make their local communities better places to live. FCS Financial encourages applicants to collaborate with other community organizations to develop and complete their improvement project.

Applications are due April 15, 2012. An application and more information on the Shaping Rural Missouri grant program can be found at or by calling 1-800-369-3276 ext. 1173.

FCS Financial is a member of the Farm Credit System. The system is a nationwide network of cooperative lending institutions that provides credit and financial services to farmers, ranchers, rural residents and agribusinesses. With more than 95 years of agricultural lending experience, the Farm Credit System is the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States. FCS Financial serves 102 counties in Missouri through 25 office locations.

Source: FCS Financial