Active youth participation is critical to the future of agriculture and rural America. The Generating Rural Opportunities (GRO) Program encourages and educates tomorrow’s leaders, and is another way Premier Farm Credit demonstrates commitment to agriculture and the rural communities we serve.

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.