Nearly a year after the close of the 2017 Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days event, members of the Executive Committee are proud to announce 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 decided to give back an extra $250,000 into the community. These funds are distributed through scholarships, grants and a legacy community project.
The scholarships will benefit students that are in their second half of their post-secondary school. One student alumni from 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.
Grants are awarded based on Requests for Proposals designated by the Kewaunee County FTD Executive Committee. There is $70,000 allocated for grants, with a maximum award of $5,000.
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. For more information visit wifarmtechnologydays.com/kewaunee.