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.