GRO Program

Grants for 4-H and FFA Members

 The GRO Program aims to encourage active youth participation and leadership in agriculture, helping ensure the future of rural America.

2023-2024 Application

What is the GRO Program?

Each year Premier Farm Credit will award a one-time grant to several 4-H and/or FFA members to be used for costs associated with their 4-H project or FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). The grant recipients will also receive age-appropriate financial education from Premier Farm Credit.

Grant funds may only be used to purchase and care for a project animal or for the purchase of supplies required for other qualifying projects, are a one-time, non-renewable amount and do not have to be repaid. Each student must keep accurate records available for Premier Farm credit to review, and provide quarterly updates. Recipients must remain in good standing with their 4-H or FFA Club/Chapter. 

Who Can Apply?

Youth who are a member of, or are eligible to join, 4-H or FFA for the upcoming program year (October-September for 4-H, academic year for FFA). Applicant must reside in Washington, Logan, Morgan, Yuma, Sedgwick or Phillips counties.

What Projects Qualify?

Projects must be a livestock or agricultural 4-H project or FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE).

How Do I Apply?

Download your application here, stop by any Premier Farm Credit office, or contact your county Extension office. Turn your applications in to any Premier Farm Credit office.


2023-2024 Recipients 

Addison Imhof • Americo Lorenzini • Andrew Avitia • Aubree Mason • Augustus Vickers • Berkley Nighswonger • Estrella Arteaga • Hudson Stull • JR Meyer • Kailey Sisters • Kinley Brown • Leah Edwards • Maggie Anderson • Mason Boerner • Payson Poland 

2022-2023 Recipients 

Aubryn Ferguson • Benjamin Eiring • Camory Wedel • Dane Johnston • Emily Williams • Garret Patterson • Garrison Middlemist • Holly Ely • Jacy Dreier • Jocelynn Middlemist • Lupita Hernandez • Michael Pacheco • Raeya Schrock • Sarai Garcia • Slayter Goss • Tera Leifheit 

2021-2022 Recipients 

Ashley Clement • Aysli Kembel • Baylei Kembel • Braden Plumb • Cassius Middlemist • Joseph Shaver • Kaitlyn Mekelburg • Lucinda Mares • Madison Cunningham • Megan Wacker • Milo Kurtzer • Orly Lynch • Tenley Becker

2020-2021 Recipients 

Arlee Bethel • Bohden Klinzmann • Caden Green • Ethan Bohl • Jema Mekelburg-Trejo • Kaitlyn Meisner • Kaycelynn Perry • Kolton Hansen • Korbin Hutt • Kolton Strand • Tayah Parmenter • Tysie Parmenter

2019-2020 Recipients
Lucy Day • Lydia Bohl • Maverick Bethel • Tyler Glassburn • Tatum Soehner • Elliana Pelton • Estrella Arteaga

2018-2019 Recipients

Hunter Donovan • August Filter • Andrea Kuntz • Bradie Midcap • Angel Servin • Brooklyn Plumb • Trevor Glassburn • Hadley Stull