Tractor Supply Company is collecting donations for its “Grants for Growing” program, which provides funding for sustainable agriculture projects, including school gardens and beekeeping stations, through a partnership with agricultural education nonprofit Future Farmers of America.

“We are honored to play a role in the future of agricultural education through our partnership with local FFA chapters across the country,” Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company, said in a media release. “Given the generosity and support of our customers and team members, we can invest in the next generation of leaders who are making a significant difference in their local communities and beyond.”

The donation drive coincides with National FFA Week, held annually from Feb. 17 to 24. Donations can be made in stores or online at www.tractorsupply.com

Baseball Hall wins doughnuts

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was announced as the winner of an office delivery sweepstakes sponsored by Price Chopper.

Hall of Fame employee Diane Adams was randomly selected as the winner of the online contest, entitling her coworkers to a delivery of free coffee and paczki, a Polish doughnut filled with jelly or other sweet filling, courtesy of Price Chopper and Market 32.

Cooperstown chamber to honor six businesses

The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce will host its annual business hall of fame awards ceremony and annual meeting on Thursday, March 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brewery Ommegang.

Class of 2019 hall of fame inductees include the Cooperstown Bat Company, the Cooperstown Farmer’s Market, the Cooperstown Fire Department, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Pathfinder Village and Stagecoach Coffee.

Tickets for the awards ceremony are $25 and include appetizers and a drink. To RSVP, contact the chamber at 607-547-9983 or mhazzard@cooperstownchamber.org.

Community Bank ranked high

Community Bank’s financial performance was ranked third in the nation in a study by Forbes Magazine, marking the eighth consecutive year the bank was listed in the top 15, according to a media release.

The study measured the growth, asset quality, capital adequacy and profitability of the 100 largest banks and thrifts in the country. 

“I couldn’t be prouder to share this honor with our customers as it’s a true reflection of who we are as a bank,” Community Bank CEO and President Mark Tryniski said in the release. “We pride ourselves on delivering a high level of performance to customers and our branch teams work hard every single day to make that a reality. We understand how important it is to have trust in your bank’s financial stability and are thrilled to deliver that confidence to our customers.”

Sarah Eames, staff writer, can be reached at seames@thedailystar.com or 607-441-7213. Follow her @DS_SarahE on Twitter.