Tractor Supply Co., FFA team up

FAIRMONT — For the fourth year, Tractor Supply Company and FFA are partnering for the Grants for Growing campaign.

Grants for Growing is a competitive grant program that provides funding to FFA chapters across the country for the development or improvement of a proposed agricultural project.

The application period extends through Feb. 11.

Agriculture educators are invited to submit detailed proposals for new or existing projects that benefit the larger community and future FFA members. Applicants must outline how the chapter will start, sustain or expand on the project.

Following the application period, Tractor Supply will host a fundraiser from Feb. 13-24, inviting customers to make donations in-store or online with purchase to support the future projects. Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be funded in the spring, based on the amount of funds raised. Donations will fund grants in the same state they were donated.

FFA advisers interested in applying for a grant can visit and submit their application.

Weigh-Tronix names winners

FAIRMONT — Avery Weigh-Tronix has announced winners of its annual R.S. Bradley Scholarship awards.

The four winners for 2018 will receive $500 each. They are:

o Jaycie Eaton, daughter of Chad Eaton. She attends Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, working toward a degree in elementary education.

o Cameron Hainy, son of Cory Hainy. He attends South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City, pursuing a mechanical engineering degree.

o Darren Bettin, son of Lori Bettin. He attends Alexandria Technical and Community College, pursuing a certification in law enforcement.

o Alexis Brolsma, daughter of Tim Brolsma. She attends the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, pursuing a degree in medical biology.

Richard Bradley was the founder and owner of Weigh-Tronix. The scholarship fund originated from a 1979 Christmas gift of money from Weigh-Tronix employees to Bradley to start a scholarship fund in his name. Bradley was a believer in higher education and the company continues to support this program with annual awards.

All dependent children of Avery Weigh-Tronix regular full-time employees who are attending an advanced educational program are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The program may be in a vocational or academic field, but be a minimum of two years and lead to a specific degree or certification.