Rural Community Grant Fund
The Rural Community Grant Fund is accepting applications for work to meet the needs of communities in western North Dakota. Interested parties should apply at AgriBank.com.
The Mandan association will award four scholarships at $1,000 each to high school seniors who plan to enroll in college next fall. Recipients must be from an actively farming and/or ranching family, or be planning to pursue a career in farming or some other aspect of agriculture.
Selection is based on academic record, personal attributes, vocational promise, leadership and financial need. Students may obtain scholarship application forms from their high school counselor or vo-ag instructor, from any Farm Credit Services office in North Dakota, or here. Deadline for submitting applications is March 1st.
- Provide all the FFA Handbooks for Greenhands (freshmen)
- High School and College Ag Student Scholarships
- Sponsorship for 4-H: Training, Crops and Livestock Judging, County Fairs,Awards
- Award Sponsorship for Youth Livestock Shows
- FFA District Leadership and State Convention Sponsor and Alumni Fundraising Events
- College Agriculture Organizations: Sponsor of Education Events and Competitions
- Young Beginning Farmer Workshops – Producer Education
- Club Credit loans for 4-H and FFA projects
Farm Credit Gives Back
For over 100 years Farm Credit has supported agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services which also helps strengthen the rural communities where our members work and live. In addition, we offer rural community grants, annual food bank donations, and on-going financial and volunteer support for our local 4-H and FFA programs. Our staff and directors conduct an annual holiday charity fundraiser and provide numerous contributions to local communities for volunteer causes, youth programs and local campaigns. Employees are given a paid day off each year to volunteer at a non-profit of their choice. We are proud to Give Back to the rural communities where many of us grew up and continue live in.
FCS AgriBusiness Center
The training center is also available to outside ag groups for meetings. The center is available during business hours and is free of charge to ag organizations. Coffee and water are provided with the option for your group to cater in meals, snacks and refreshments.
Please contact Jill Trygg at (701) 751-4045 in Mandan if your group wants to schedule a meeting.
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