HARRISBURG – A grant from the Department of Agriculture will support agriculture education in Williamsburg Junior/Senior High School, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30) and Representative Jim Gregory (R-80).
The $7,500 grant will be used to upgrade equipment in the school’s Agriculture-General Career and Technical Education program. The funding was awarded through the Ag and Youth Grant Program, which was reestablished as part of a law that Ward sponsored in 2019.
“Agriculture is a critical part of our economy and our heritage, and we need to support the next generation of farmers who will lead this industry in the decades ahead,” Ward said. “I am thankful that this grant will enhance the school’s efforts to ensure students who are interested in careers in agriculture can meet the challenges facing the industry in the future.”
“Agriculture is not only the state’s leading industry, but also an integral part of its history. We need to do all we can to prepare the next generation to step into these roles, especially for the young people of the 80th District.” Gregory said.
The Ag and Youth Grant Program provides direct, non-matching grants of up to $7,500 to youth organizations to defray costs of eligible projects. Matching reimbursement grants of up to $25,000 are also available for capital projects or equipment purchases.
A total of $500,000 was awarded statewide as part of the grant program this year.
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