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New Equipment Brings New Opportunities

BEATRICE, NE –Fairbury FFA received a $2,000 Working Here Fund grant for a plasma cutter to use in the ag classroom at Fairbury High School. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund.

Fairbury FFA will purchase a plasma cutter to be used to teach students important skills related to future careers in welding or metal fabrication. The students will learn how to properly use the plasma cutter, gain skills through practice and training, and will be introduced to careers in welding and metal fabrication, a growing career opportunity for students.

“Our goal in the Fairbury Agricultural Education Department is to help students find a career that interests them,” said Thomas Dux, Fairbury FFA. “Welding is a great career to get students plugged into.”

“As members of the communities we serve, we’re actively demonstrating our commitment with contributions that serve the rural agriculture life we value so highly,” said Amy Blomenberg, vice president of retail operations at FCSAmerica’s Beatrice office.


Fairbury FFA is one of 68 organizations to receive a Working Here Fund grant in the third quarter of 2015. FCSAmerica awarded $120,870 during the latest grant cycle ending September 30, 2015.

About Fairbury FFA

Fairbury FFA is an agricultural science program located in Fairbury, NE. The chapter has 49 active AET student accounts and 1 teacher.  The students are developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Farm Credit Services of America is a customer-owned financial cooperative proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With $24 billion in assets and $4.3 billion in members’ equity, FCSAmerica is one of the region’s leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn more at www.fcsamerica.com.