Hills Heifer Project is designed to involve the youth of our communities
in agriculture. This is our way to promote agriculture and encourage
young people to become involved in agriculture.
Each year, Rolling Hills Bank & Trust purchases 10 bred heifers
to be given to two individuals for a 5 year period. These individuals
must be either in 7th or 8th grade and must be interested in agriculture
and willing to accept total responsibility for the daily care of
the heifers. The individuals can do what they wish with the heifers
for the 5 years, either by selling the offspring, building a herd,
etc. At the end of the 5 years, the current cash equivalent value of 5 heifers must be paid to the Rolling Hills Heifer Project. These funds will be used to purchase heifers for the next year's recipients.
To apply, individuals must fill out an application describing
their interest in agriculture as well as have 3 letters of recommendation
from such persons as teachers, club leaders, etc. If selected, they
must then maintain accurate records on income and expenditures during
the 5 years and must be willing to promote the project.
Applications are due at the end of November of each year with the winning participants selected and heifers delivered in January. If you would like further information, specific dates
or would like to apply, please contact the Rolling Hills Bank &
Trust branch located nearest to you.
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