AVAILA Bank donates $500 to Nevada FFA

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Nevada FFA members receive a donation from AVAILA Bank. Pictured are (front, left to right) Amara Ose, Hunter Barfels, Kaine Albright, Cassidi Bartmess, August Martinez, (back row) Randy Clary of AVAILA, Faith Meyer, Leah Biensen, Kennedy Long, Brad Murty of AVAILA and Ellla Toot on the tractor seat. Not pictured is Kevin Cooper, Nevada High School agriculture education instructor and FFA advisor.

On Dec. 23, AVAILA Bank's Nevada location presented Nevada FFA with a donation of $500 for the purchase of supplies and tooling for FFA ag mechanics projects. 

Materials and tools purchased included an automatic flaring machine for fuel line and brake line fabrication, a wireless connector kit, and a MATCO thread restoration set. 

“These donations will really help with our tractor projects. Students need to make new wires with connectors, and also thread chasing is standard procedure," Kevin Cooper, Nevada High School ag instructor and FFA advisor, said. "The double flares can now be made professionally with the auto flaring tool, and those are good skills for the students to develop."