Tractor Supply Launches Annual Grants for Growing Fundraising for FFA

Rural lifestyle retailer supports national student-led agricultural projects with in-store and online donations

BRENTWOOD, TN, February 18, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, is launching its seventh annual Grants for Growing fundraiser. This event, which is scheduled during National FFA Week, February 17-28, supports National FFA Organization (FFA) chapters nationwide. The fundraiser supports hundreds of unique and sustainable agricultural projects implemented by FFA students across the country.

Grants for Growing is a competitive grant program for middle and high school FFA chapters that develop and enhance project-based or experiential learning opportunities for students. Chapters can apply for a grant of up to $5,000. Tractor Supply customers can help fund these grants by purchasing a paper emblem in-store, online at TractorSupply.com, or through the Tractor Supply app with purchase. Each grant will fund projects in the same state in which the funds were given.

“It has been so moving to witness the success of Grants for Growing fundraising over the years. Our clients and team members have helped us raise nearly $5 million since the program launched and we are thrilled to see its growth year over year as it continues to have a positive impact on students nationwide,” said Christi Korzekwa, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Tractor Supply. Supply, we believe that investing in younger generations is essential to ensuring a better future for all. These students are using their scholarships to benefit their wider communities and want to continue to increase that impact.”

Tractor Supply launched Grants for Growing in 2016 to support our nation’s future agricultural leaders. Since its inception, the program has reached nearly 163,685 students and awarded 1,573 scholarships. In 2021, the program raised $790,269, funding agricultural projects for 151 chapters across the country.

Later this spring, FFA chapters will submit nominations with detailed proposals outlining how the chapter would initiate, maintain, or expand a project that will benefit their local communities as well as current and future FFA students. In recent years, requests have been sought for the purchase of vegetation, trees, seeds, chickens, feed, mulch and tools for projects ranging from livestock shelters to research laboratories. beekeeping and aquaculture.

The application period will run from March 1 to May 14 and the winners will be announced on August 1. Visit FFA.org/GrantsforGrowing for more information and to apply.

About Tractor Supply Company

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, is passionate about its unique niche, targeting the needs of recreational farmers, ranchers and anyone who enjoys living the lifestyle. rural, for more than 80 years. years. Tractor Supply offers a wide range of products needed to care for home, earth, pets and animals with an emphasis on product localization, exclusive brands and legendary customer service for the style of Life Out Here. With more than 45,000 team members, the company’s physical store assets, combined with its digital capabilities, offer customers the ability to buy the products they need anytime, anywhere and the way they choose at the everyday low prices they deserve. As of January 1, 2022, the Company operated 2,003 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states, a consumer mobile app and an e-commerce website at www.TractorSupply.com.

Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, a small pet specialty supply retailer focused on serving the needs of pet owners, primarily in small to medium sized communities, and offering a variety of products and pet services. As of September 25, 2021, the Company operated 177 Petsense stores in 23 states. For more information about Petsense, visit www.Petsense.com.

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About the FFA National Organization

The FFA National Organization is a national, school-based youth leadership development organization with over 735,000 student members through 8,817 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Americans. FFA’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth, and professional success through agricultural education. To learn more, visit the FFA National Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook and Twitter.

About the FFA National Foundation

The National FFA Foundation partners with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize the achievements of FFA members, develop student leaders and support the future agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of directors comprised of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA alumni, the foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. Approximately 82% of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. To learn more, visit FFA.org/Give.

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