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FILE - Tractor Supply Co. stores in Utah have launched a Grants for Growing campaign — a competitive program designed to support local chapters of the National FFA Organization that want to make a difference through sustainable agriculture-focused projects

SALT LAKE CITY — Tractor Supply Co. stores in Utah have launched the third annual Grants for Growing campaign — a competitive program designed to support local chapters of the National FFA Organization that want to make a difference in their communities through sustainable agriculture-focused projects.

To qualify for a grant, FFA advisers should visit FFA.org/grantsforgrowing and submit an application by Wednesday, Feb. 14. The submission process requires entrants to provide a detailed proposal, including how they will start, maintain or expand on a project that will benefit their communities.

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Grants, which are awarded to chapters in the spring, have a value between $500 and $5,000.

Since 2016, Grants for Growing has raised more than $1.4 million for the National FFA Organization, including a record setting $731,000 in 2017. In total, the initiative has funded 692 grants supporting projects involving 69,134 students.

To support the program, Tractor Supply will host a 10-day in-store fundraising period Feb. 16-25, which will give customers the opportunity to donate at checkout. All in-store donations will remain within the state they are donated.