09.29.16

Daines Announces $198,506 for Educational Training for Fort Peck Community College

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced $198,506.00 in funding for Fort Peck Community College to help train new farmers and ranchers and building on their existing curriculum, especially tailoring it to the Fort Peck community. 

“Our ag industry is of critical importance to our state, and our farmers play a key role in feeding not only Montana, but the world,” Daines stated.  “It’s important that we support the next generation of Montana farmers and ranchers and I’m glad to see the Fort Peck community have the opportunity to utilize these resources.” 

Haven Gourneau, President, Fort Peck Community College: “Fort Peck Community College is excited and honored to be selected as a recipient of the USDA Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program grant.  FPCC is ready to put into action the unique and exciting agricultural related activities proposed in the grant.  Building and increasing capacity in the area of agriculture has been in the forefront of FPCC’s community commitment and will continue to be a major goal of ours.” 

The funding is made available through the United States Department of Agriculture Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program, also known as the 2501 Program and administered by USDA’s Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO).

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