Nearly a year after the close of the 2017 Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days event, members of the Executive Committee on Monday announced 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 now plans to start giving back an extra $250,000 into the community. These funds will be distributed in one of three ways: scholarships, grants and a legacy community project.
The scholarships will benefit students who are in their second half of their post-secondary school. One student alumnus from six 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 plans 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. A sum of $70,000 is allocated for grants, with a maximum award of $5,000. Grant applications will be available starting Tuesday at UW-Extension Kewaunee County or online at: https://kewaunee.uwex.edu/kewaunee-county-farm-technology-days-2017/. Applications can be mailed to UW-Extension Kewaunee County ℅ FTD Grants, 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee, WI 54217 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Details and further information will be provided about the scholarships, grants and legacy project in coming months.
For more information regarding Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, visit www.wifarmtechnologydays.com/kewaunee.
Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days has provided funds to the following nonprofit organizations: 4-H Adult Leaders Association, Algoma Hunting and Fishing Club, Algoma Snowriders Snowmobile Club, Denmark FFA Alumni, Fox Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines in Appleton, Ice Age Trail Alliance, Kewaunee Artisan Center, Kewaunee County Food Pantry, Kewaunee High School FBLA, Kewaunee Rotary, Luxemburg Knights of Columbus, Kewaunee School District PBIS, Mishicot FFA Alumni, Rio Creek Aviation Foundation, Robinson Legion Post 538 Carlton, St. Isadore The Farmer Parish, St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. Mary’s Algoma Home School Association, St. Paul Lutheran Church Algoma and The Violence Intervention Project.