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Blain’s Farm & Fleet awards two $2,000 scholarships

JANESVILLE, WI – May 2, 2003- Blain’s Farm & Fleet has awarded two $2,000 scholarships, one to Amy Waddell, a 2003 graduate of Taylorville High School, IL and Deanna Ahearn, a 2003 graduate of Ottawa Township High School, IL. Amy plans to study Agricultural Economics at the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign next fall. Deanna plans to study Agricultural Finance at the University of Illinois – Chicago next fall.

Each year, the Bert and Claude Blain Memorial FFA Scholarship awards $2,000 scholarships to two students in Blain’s Farm & Fleet communities. Students are selected based on academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities. The National FFA Organization administers the scholarship program on behalf of Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

Blain’s Farm & Fleet has always had strong ties to family and community. Today, it is in this spirit that we support charitable organizations dedicated to family, community and agricultural education. Twenty four students have been awarded the Bert and Claude Blain Memorial FFA Scholarships since its inception in 1997.

FFA is a national youth organization of 461,043 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,308 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit for more information.

Founded in 1955, Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores are specialty discount retailers with 34 locations throughout Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. The company remains steadfast in its commitment to offering customers high quality products, competitive prices and reliable service.
The retail stores described in this press release are owned by individual corporations listed. They are not owned by or a subsidiary of Blain Supply, Inc. For further information about Blain Supply, Inc., please contact Renee Tarnutzer via email at

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