Turner Middle School Receives $5,000 Grant for Ag Education

AgGeorgia Farm Credit recently awarded $55,000 to twelve local non-profit organizations as part of the cooperative’s Community Mission Fund. The grant program was established in 2023 to support endeavors that further the future of agriculture and enhance life in rural Georgia.  Forty-eight grant applications were received, and awards of up to $5,000 per application were distributed in the fourth quarter.

Turner Middle School was selected as a recipient and used the funds to purchase incubators, heat lamps, a protected chicken coop, and supplies for more raised garden beds, including soil, seeds, and plugs for their agriculture education classes.  “Our students get many opportunities in our agriculture classes to learn how food gets from the farm to the table. In the past year, we have incubated eggs to produce chickens and have grown produce in raised beds for the students. Our goal is to expand the small projects to benefit more of our students,” said Brook Hand, Turner Middle School Agriculture Education Teacher.  

AgGeorgia Farm Credit will accept applications for the 2024 Community Mission Fund until June 30, 2024. For more information and to apply, please visit the AgGeorgia Farm Credit Community Mission Fund page at