MFA Oil Foundation presented the Tarkio High School FFA Chapter with a grant for the chapter’s Livestock Learning Lab. Pictured are, from left to right, Dustin Lambertsen, Mark Hailey, Benny Farrell, Colin Joesting, and Shae DeRosier.

The MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a grant for  $2,000 to the Tarkio FFA Chapter. The money will be used to help with some finishing touches on the 30 ft. x 40 ft. Livestock Learning Lab building and to help purchase a scale.
The MFA Oil Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where MFA Oil has a significant concentration of members and employees. Since it was established in 1998, the MFA Oil Foundation has awarded more than one million dollars in grants.
MFA Oil President and CEO Mark Fenner described the MFA Oil Foundation as “a program that allows our company to give support back to the rural communities that are the foundation of our business. The grants the Foundation awards help support many youth programs and organizations active in addressing and solving community problems and improving the quality of life.”
The Livestock Learning Lab is an asset to the Tarkio R-I Schools in providing hands on learning experiences for the students with livestock right there at the school. The animal pens have been welded and the gates were installed on the first pen to welcome the  sow into the farm. The students will be working to finish the pens the next couple of weeks along with some barbed wire on the border fences, and installing a divider fence in the pasture so more animals can be added. The kids have been working hard to help make this happen.