MIDDLEPORT: FMC Announces First Mini-Grant Awarded to Local FFA Chapter

First Mini-Grant Awarded to FFA Chapter at Royalton-Hartland Schools

MIDDLEPORT FMC Corporation’s Agricultural Sciences Plant in Middleport is now accepting applications from organizations, groups and projects in the towns of Royalton and Hartland for financial support offered through FMC’s Community Mini-Grants program.

Entitled “FMC & You: Community Mini-Grants,” the program awards individual grants of up to $250 per request that support one or more of  FMC’s four primary philanthropic areas of Health and Human Services, Education and Science, Environment and Conservation, and Arts and Culture. “During these times when resources may be limited, FMC is proud to support the efforts of many worthwhile organizations to make our communities better places to live,” said Brent Sensenich, FMC Middleport Agricultural Sciences plant manager. 

Grant applications are available at www.FMC-Middleport.com or by mailing, emailing or calling Jessica Heideman at the FMC Community Office at 8 S. Vernon St., Middleport, NY 14105, Jessica.Heideman@fmc.com and 716-735-9769. Deadline for monthly submissions is the last day of the month.

To launch this community funding effort, the first $250 Community Mini-Grant has been awarded to the student Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter in the Royalton-Hartland School District. FFA is a student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. Matthew Sweeney, FFA faculty advisor, said the funds will be used toward a future Niagara County Agriculture Day to educate young people on the healthy food options available through local agriculture.


FEATURE PHOTO: Brent Sensenich (left), manager of FMC’s Agricultural Sciences plant in Middleport, awards the first “FMC & You: Community Mini-Grant” to the FFA Chapter at Royalton-Hartland High School. Accepting the $250 grant is from (far left to right) Ashton Becker, a senior and FAA chapter vice president, and her sister, Lorna Becker, a sophomore and FAA chapter president.

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