FOSTORIA —The application period for AgCredit’s Mission Fund program is now open. The Mission Fund awards grants to local organizations who are working to improve their local rural communities.
The grant program operates on an application-based system within the following four focus areas.
· Education – Educating young, beginning or future farmers
· Environment – Maintaining or improving the quality of the rural environment
· Technology – Supporting the advancement and utilization of technology for the benefit of farmers and rural communities
· Quality of Rural Life – Programs, projects or initiatives that enhance the quality of life for farmers and rural communities
Organizations may apply for grants up to $15,000 per year. The deadline to apply for a grant is August 31, 2022. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee comprised of AgCredit directors, employees and members. Grants will be awarded by December 31.
“The AgCredit Mission Fund allows us an opportunity to invest in the future of agriculture and positively impact the quality of life in rural Ohio,” says Brian Ricker, AgCredit President and CEO. “We are thrilled to be in the 5th year of the program and are pleased with the impact the past recipients have made in our local communities.”
Learn more about the Mission Fund grant program and apply here: https://www.agcredit.net/about/community/mission-fund
AgCredit specializes in providing farm and rural home loans to 18 northwest and central Ohio counties. They are a member of the nationwide Farm Credit System. For more information about the Association and its Mission Fund, please visit www.AgCredit.net.