Snyder announces Ag and Youth grants awarded to West Greene High School

HARRISBURG, May 12 – The West Greene High School in Waynesburg, Greene County, has been awarded a total of $8,546 in grants to support its ag education and workforce development projects, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today.

Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the grants were part of the PA Farm Bill, which aims to grow opportunities in the state’s agriculture industry and inspire future generations of leaders.

The high school received a $3,042 grant to improve its student greenhouse and a separate grant in the amount of $5,499 for upgrades to its fabrication shop MIG welder equipment.

“As an early supporter of the historic PA Farm Bill, I am so pleased to see these funds invested at West Greene High School and many other schools around our state to encourage interest in careers in the agriculture industry,” Snyder said. “Our state is among the tops in the country for agriculture and these investments are imperative to ensure the industry’s strong and vibrant future.”

The Ag and Youth Grant Program, part of the Pennsylvania Farm Bill, funds projects for ag education and workforce development, equipment purchases, and capital projects to promote development in agriculture. More information can be found at the following link: https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Pages/Ag-and-Youth-Grant-Program.aspx.