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AgWest grant finances food trailer for RHS

| September 28, 2023 12:00 AM

AgWest Farm Credit recently awarded Ronan High School a $65,000 grant to purchase a new food trailer. AgWest Vice President Scott Kesler and local advisors Kathy Starkel, Miles Passmore and Tim Lake were on hand, along with Ronan High teachers, administrators and students, for the check presentation during last week's Homecoming game.

AgWest is a financial service cooperative that provides lending, crop insurance and advisory services to the agriculture industry. Each year their Local Advisory Committee, which is made up of customer-owners, gives input for the LAC Grant program, designed to further AgWest’s purpose of serving their communities.

This year’s grant goes to Ronan High School to help students purchase a new food trailer, which will serve as a fundraising mechanism for various clubs, including FFA, Business Professionals of America and the Technology Student Association.

RHS students raise onions, cabbage, tomatoes and cilantro that are served on tacos that they sell during school events. They are also working with local potato farmers to add French fries to the menu.

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