Farm Credit Illinois recently awarded a community improvement grant in the amount of $250 to the Nashville Eager Beavers 4-H Club.
The club will use the grant funds to start a plastic recycling project which will result in a resting bench being added to the Washington County Fairgrounds. The club will need to collect 400 pounds of plastic lids and will work with the local home and community education group in addition to students from local schools to set up collection areas. The project provides an opportunity for club members to learn the value of recycling as well as the importance of working together to achieve a common goal.
The Nashville Eager Beavers were one of 51 4-H clubs and FFA chapters to receive a community improvement grant from Farm Credit Illinois in 2015. A total of $12,750 in grant funds has been awarded to clubs and chapters making tangible contributions in their communities through implementing an improvement project.
Farm Credit Illinois is a farmer owned and directed agricultural lending cooperative with a $3.6 billion loan portfolio. They provide competitive farm financing and deliver crop insurance expertise to 8,600 farm families, agribusinesses, and rural landowners in the southern 60 counties of Illinois. The mission of the U.S. Farm Credit System is to provide financial capital and financial services to agriculture and Rural America.