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SD Ag Foundation awards $29,000 in ag youth grants

The South Dakota Agricultural Foundation presented its annual Building Rural Communities and Ag Innovators Youth Education grants. Twenty-one grants totaling $29,000 were awarded in support of innovative youth ag education programs and rural community projects.

Projects this year include building gardens and a greenhouse to teach hydrocycle aeroponic plant systems, education sessions on soil erosion and a State Fair Ag Adventure Center.

Also included is establishing historical content on commodities, providing meals and blankets for a hospital and assisted living facility, renovating 4-H fairgrounds and implementing ag youth safety programs.

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