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Grants available in Pa. to fund youth projects

September 16, 2008

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Direct and matching grants to help fund projects that increase youths' knowledge and awareness of agricultural and rural issues are available, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said.

Agricultural and rural youth grant applications are available for projects in aquaculture, animal science, food safety and other agriculturally-related topics. The application deadline is Oct. 31.

The program provides funding to youth organizations that are recognized by the commonwealth to promote development in the areas of agriculture, rural community leadership, vocational training or peer fellowship.

For an application, visit www.agriculture.state.pa.us and click on "Students and Educators" and then "PDA Agricultural Rural Youth Grant," or contact Kristi Rooker at 717-346-4202 or krooker@state.pa.us.

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Return completed applications by Oct. 31 to Kristi Rooker, Room 311, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, 2301 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408.

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