Tulare-Kings CWA To Award Livestock Project Grants to Local Youth

The Tulare-Kings Chapter of the California Women for Agriculture (CWA) is excited to announce it will award 8 livestock project grants in the amount of $300 each to any Tulare or Kings County youth (4-H, FFA, Independent) exhibiting at the 2015 Tulare County Fair or Kings Fair.

Grant money may be applied toward the initial animal purchase or any costs associated with raising the animal in preparation of being shown at one of the above-mentioned fairs.

Applications are available now by contacting Tulare-Kings CWA at [email protected]. Quality applicants will demonstrate a strong leadership potential by describing their current or future livestock project, their involvement with 4-H or FFA, and by sharing their favorite part of exhibiting at their local county fair. Applicants will also be asked to write a 200-word essay explaining how they plan to use the funds and what they expect to learn from their project. A letter of recommendation by a 4-H Project Leader or FFA Advisor is required and should address financial need and student responsibility.

The application deadline is May 1st. Applications can be submitted via email to [email protected] or by mail to the CWA Project Grant Committee, PO Box 3812, Visalia, CA 93278.

The California Women for Agriculture (CWA) is a voluntary, non-profit organization of women dedicated to educating our communities, children, and elected officials about agriculture. In addition to livestock project grants, the Tulare-Kings Chapter awards $5,000 in scholarships annually to local students pursuing careers in agriculture, provides over $1,000 in grants for school garden programs, and contributes to various local agricultural initiatives aimed at educating students about the importance of agriculture.

The Tulare-Kings CWA is committed to promoting agriculture in our local communities through a wide variety of programs and scholarships and it is through the generous support of community members and businesses that we are able to increase our involvement in more activities that promote agricultural awareness.

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