DHS Receives $2,500 Grant for FFA Programs

Submitted by Denair High School

The Denair High School FFA program recently was awarded a $2,500 grant from the Monsanto Fund on behalf of Denair dairyman and DUSD School Board Trustee Ray Prock Jr.

The money will be used to underwrite travel expenses to send Denair students to various FFA events and leadership conferences, said FFA adviser and ag teacher Nicole Hefner. There are more than 160 FFA members at Denair High.

“We would like to thank the Monsanto organization for helping fund our program to attend these different leadership conferences,” she said. “They help students attain unique leadership skills … essential in the workplace. This couldn’t be possible without the help of funding from Monsanto.”

Prock and his family have operated a large dairy east of Denair for decades. His son and daughter both attend Denair High.

The purpose of the Grow Communities program is to partner with farmers to make a positive impact in farm communities across the country by supporting local nonprofit organizations. Since the program began in 2010, more than $29 million has been directed to organizations across rural America.

“Farmers play a pivotal role in rural communities, and through their commitment to Grow Communities program, we are able to provide the monetary support these nonprofit organizations need to make an impact,” said Monsanto President Al Mitchell.

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Denair FFA Hosts Pancake Breakfast on February 11

Submitted by Denair High School

The Denair Chapter of Future Farmers of America is hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday, February 11, 2018, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased from any Denair FFA student or at the door. The event will take place in the Denair Middle School Coyote Center, and the cost is $8.00 per person and $10.00 per person after February 9, 2018.

Come out and support Denair FFA, and enjoy a great pancake breakfast with your family, friends and neighbors.