Make a difference in your farm community!
Do your part to educate your community about farm safety and health. We’ll even give you the money to do it. Every year I-CASH has funds available for small grants to community youth groups for farm safety-related projects. In addition, I-CASH awards an Outstanding Youth Grant Award, the winners are invited to the annual Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference to present their project. The 2017 Outstanding Youth Grant Award went to the Washington County 4-H Chapter. They used their grant funds to support their ongoing project, Stay Safe, Take a Break, that encourages safe harvest practices.
Other past projects have included:
- Distributing ear plugs, sun screen, and cookies to farmers at harvest time
- Building a farm safety hazard hunt display
- Held a coloring, poster, or writing contest about tractor, ATV, livestock safety
- Develop livestock safety manuals and signs for county fair participants.
Applications will be reviewed by members of the I-CASH advisory board. Criteria for selection will be based on objectives and use of funds. One project will be selected for the top project award which will be presented at the 2018 MRASH conference in mid-November. Funding will be available for travel and expenses to attend the meeting. A cash award will also be given to the top project.
Grants are only available for youth groups/organizations in Iowa.
For more information or assistance with this program, contact Brandi Janssen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-335-4190.