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AM receives $2000 Grant
Jeff Almond
Monday, October 28, 2019

Altoona-Midway Middle/High School Receives a $2,000 grant for Welder and Screen

Grant provided by Frontier Farm Credit Working Here Fund for Agriculture Education

PARSONS, KANSAS – Altoona-Midway Middle/High School received a $2,000 grant for a welder and table screen. The grant is provided through Frontier Farm Credit’s Working Here Fund.

With the growth of the agricultural education program at Altoona-Midway Middle/High School, there is a need for new technology in the classroom. The Working Here Fund grant will be used to purchase an MP 210 Lincoln welder and a Lincoln Torchmate CNC table screen. The new tools in the classroom will allow students to experience hands-on learning with multiple operations such as MIG, Arc and TIG processes.

“As a result of the new tools, our students will receive a quality, well rounded, hands-on education to help them succeed in their projects- both in and out of the classroom,” said Katelyn Meiwes, ag teacher/FFA advisor.

In addition to the new tools, industry representatives will visit the classroom to explain the importance of the machines and how it’s used in the agriculture welding industry. These hands-on and learning experiences will help prepare the students for future career opportunities.

“At Frontier Farm Credit, we appreciate the opportunity to support the future generations of ag producers,” said Jeremy Fritz, vice president of retail operations at Frontier Farm Credit’s Parsons office.

Altoona-Midway Middle/High School is one of 20 organizations to receive a Working Here Fund grant in the third quarter of 2019. Frontier Farm Credit awarded $38,010 during the latest grant cycle ending September 30, 2019.

About Altoona-Midway Middle/High School

The agricultural education program at Altoona-Midway provides a quality, hands-on, well-rounded education to help students reach their fullest potential through projects and classroom/laboratory experience and understand the agricultural industries and the impact in which it has on their daily lives.

About Frontier Farm Credit

Frontier Farm Credit is a customer-owned financial cooperative proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With $2.1 billion in assets and $473.3 million in members’ equity, Frontier Farm Credit provides credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in eastern Kansas. Learn more at