Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) and Kansas Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) have partnered to promote personal growth and leadership development throughout the Sunflower State.

This new partnership will develop engaged community leaders, and at the same time, inform consumers about the safety, nutritional value and cost effectiveness of their food choices.

The two organizations plan to provide grants to FCCLA chapters who wish to conduct food and farming projects in Kansas schools or communities.

“Kansas Farm Bureau is excited to support the growth of Kansas FCCLA members while providing added value to communities across the state,” said Rich Felts, Montgomery County farmer who serves as Kansas Farm Bureau president.

The state’s largest farm organization will award up to $5,000 in grants to those FCCLA chapters who work with county Farm Bureau associations to plan, coordinate and enact agricultural education for children or farm-to-table events.

This collaboration will help family farm members and community leaders develop skills in creative and critical thinking, communications, practical knowledge and career preparation.

“We believe this partnership will provide information for community members about where their food comes from and how it’s grown,” said Pam Lamb, FCCLA state advisor. “FCCLA members will have an opportunity to visit local farms and work with farmers and ranchers to showcase food preparation, culinary arts and nutrition.”

To learn more and to apply, visit www.kfb.org/Article/Kansas-FCCLA-Community-Grant-Program

Kansas Farm Bureau represents grassroots’ agriculture. Established in 1919, this non-profit advocacy organization supports farm and ranch families who earn a living in a changing industry.