Kewaunee County FTD 2017 Gives Back

June 19, 2018

Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days Lays Foundation to Give Back
 
ALGOMA, WI - Nearly a year after the close of the 2017 Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days event, members of the Executive Committee are proud to announce the different avenues the remaining funds from the show at Ebert Enterprises will be distributed as charitable donations.

To date, $103,000 has been donated to 20 local charities that volunteered during the 2017 show.  The Executive Committee is excited to start giving back an extra $250,000 into the community.  These funds will be distributed in one of three ways, including scholarships, grants and a legacy community project.

The scholarships will benefit students that are in their second half of their post-secondary school.  One student alumni from districts including Algoma, Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Denmark, Southern Door and Mishicot in either four or two-year colleges will be awarded $1,000, giving out $6,000 total each year.  Kewaunee County FTD is looking to award these scholarships to approximately 70 students over the next 10 years at minimum.

Grants will be awarded based on Requests for Proposals designated by the Kewaunee County FTD Executive Committee.  There is $70,000 allocated for grants, with a maximum award of $5,000.  Grant applications will be available Tuesday, June 19th at UW-Extension Kewaunee County or online by clicking HERE.  Applications can be mailed to UW-Extension Kewaunee County ĘG FTD Grants, 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee, WI 54217 or emailed to 2017ftdgivesback@gmail.com.

Remaining funds will likely be used in partnership with Kewaunee County to complete a  Legacy Community Project.  This project is still being decided and detailed with a number of ideas being discussed.  A final decision and vote has yet to be made on this project.

Contact:
Kristy Pagel, Publicity Liaison Executive Committee 2017 Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days, kristypagel@gpsdairy.com, (920) 255-2648
Amber Hewett, Chair Executive Committee 2017 Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days, amber@lakeshoredairyservices.com, (920) 255-1450
Aerica Bjurstrom, Executive Committee Secretary/UW-Extension Ag Agent,bjurstrom.aerica@kewauneeco.org, (920) 388-7138

This news release is courtesy of the 2017 Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days Executive Committee.