Fort Madison FFA gets clothing grant

Farm Credit Services makes donation to FMHS program


FORT MADISON – Fort Madison High School received a $2,000 grant for its FFA Dress for Success program. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund.
This project helps provide official FFA clothing for students so they may participate in contests and attend conferences. The Working Here Fund Grant will be used to purchase multiple official FFA jackets and supporting clothing for the chapter.
“Not all students can afford the official FFA dress. This grant allows us to purchase clothing items which means more students have access to FFA learning opportunities,” said David Vance, FFA advisor.
These items will be available for students in the Fall of 2023.
“At FCSAmerica we understand that educating tomorrow’s farmers means we are supporting the future of rural communities,” said Adam Pirkl, regional vice president of retail operations at FCSAmerica’s Mt. Pleasant office. Fort Madison High School is one of 73 organizations to receive a Working Here Fund grant in the first quarter of 2023. FCSAmerica awarded $131,825 during the latest grant cycle ending March 31, 2023.
Fort Madison FFA is part of National FFA and serves to advocate for agriculture at a high school level.
Farm Credit Services of America is a customer-owned financial cooperative proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With $41 billion in assets and $7.2 billion in members’ equity, FCSAmerica is one of the region’s leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness, and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Learn more at

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