Combine and tractors in the Case IH room

Tax Credit Opportunity for Awarded Grant

Tax Credit Opportunity for Awarded Grant

Barton has been awarded a 1:1 matching grant, totaling $1,843,594, to construct an Agriculture, Farm Machinery, and Transportation Technology Complex to co-locate high-wage, high-demand programs including Agriculture Business Management, Crop Protection, Beef Cattle Production, and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), in addition to housing the anticipated Case New Holland (CNH) Top Tech Industrial Service Training program to train ag mechanic technicians to enter the workforce.

The facility will include three classrooms, three dedicated shop spaces, CDL vehicle and equipment storage, corrals, instructor offices, loading dock, and a CDL testing area. Estimated cost for the project is $3,687,188.

In addition to the award, the State of Kansas has approved $5 million in Community and Technical Colleges Capital Improvement Tax Credits, to be split among community and technical colleges across the state, first-come, first-serve, up to a maximum of $500,000 per school. We are looking for donors that would like to purchase these 60% tax credits; the minimum donation is $1,000, and the max is $416,666. Tax credits allow a donor to support a project like ours, while lowering their Kansas state tax burden - for example, if you give $1,000, you get a $600 credit on your state taxes.

If you are interested or know someone that might be - please call Lindsey for more information. Time is CRITICAL as they are going to be sold out very quickly!