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Farm Bureau Foundation receives $10,000 donation

Published: Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 3:08 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 3:14 p.m. CDT
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Jim Stetson (left), Kent Erhards and David Bohm (right) present a check to Jill Frueh for the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation.

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation, a non-profit that supports and enhances educational activities as well as other community programs, has received a $10,000 donation from Ag View FS, Northern Grain Marketing and CoBank as part of the bank’s Sharing Success program.

The donation will be used to fund all of the high school FFAs within the five counties Ag View FS serves. Once distributed to the foundation, the local Farm Bureaus will then split the funds evenly between the FFAs in Bureau, Lee, Marshall, Putnam and Stark counties.

The contribution is part of CoBank’s Sharing Success program, a $3 million matching grant program designed to benefit cooperatives and charitable groups they support throughout rural America. It’s the second year of the program, through which CoBank will match contributions by its cooperative customers to nonprofit organizations of their choice. The program runs through Nov. 30, or until the fund is exhausted. The gifts will be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis, from a minimum of $1,000 up to a maximum of $5,000.

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