Huntsville High School FFA Chapter Awarded $4,575 for Poultry Education Project

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Grant from Tractor Supply Company’s “Grants for Growing” Program to Fund Hands-On Learning in Poultry Industry

HUNTSVILLE — The Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter at Huntsville High School has been awarded a $4,575 grant as part of the “Grants for Growing” program, a nationwide initiative sponsored by Tractor Supply Company.

The grant aims to support local FFA chapters in the development or enhancement of agricultural education projects. Huntsville FFA plans to use the funds to engage students in exploring the poultry industry. The program will focus on egg production and meat production, teaching students how to raise and care for chickens.

Last year, the school initiated a similar project led by Mr. McGinty, during which students raised chickens on the school premises. Tractor Supply Company supported the initiative through initial donations of materials and resources.

The upcoming project will specifically aim to identify the most effective breeds and feeding programs for producing high-quality eggs and meat. Students will be responsible for the day-to-day care of the chickens, including tracking their weights on a weekly basis and collecting eggs. They will also learn processing techniques for broilers, skills they can apply to raising chickens in their own backyards.

The “Grants for Growing” program is part of Tractor Supply Company’s broader commitment to support agricultural education and FFA chapters across the country.