Conklin announces $46K in Ag and Youth Grants
STATE COLLEGE, May 13 – State Rep. Scott Conklin has announced approximately $46,601 in grants to Pennsylvania State University and to three school districts in Centre County in support of their ag education and workforce development projects.
Conklin, D-Centre, said the following grants were awarded:
- A total of $24,401 to Penn State to fund hydroponics education and production and for 4-H robotics precision equipment.
- $7,500 to the Bald Eagle Area Middle/High School for hydroponics and vertical garden education.
- $7,500 to the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District for agriculture education.
- $7,500 to the State College Area School District for a student greenhouse.
“Our state has a long and successful agriculture industry, and these grants will ensure its strong and vibrant future, providing the vital support, encouragement and education to its future leaders,” said Conklin.
This grant program, part of the Pennsylvania Farm Bill, funds projects for ag education and workforce development, equipment purchases and capital projects to promote development in agriculture. More information can be found at the following link: https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Pages/Ag-and-Youth-Grant-Program.aspx.