On behalf of AgriBank and Farm Credit Services of Mandan, Kwirt Johnson, loan officer with the Dickinson Branch, presents a Rural Community Grant Fund check for $10,000 to staff at Coal Country Community Health Center in Killdeer to support their new new xray equipment.Pictured L-R: Abbey Pelton, RN, Darrold Bertsch, CEO, Cassandra Altringer, FNP and Kwirt Johnson, FCS loan officer.

The fund was established as a partnership between Farm Credit Services of Mandan and Farm Credit Services of North Dakota and AgriBank, their St. Paul, Minn.-based funding bank, to help communities impacted by oil development. Through the fund, Farm Credit provides grants to support infrastructure or development initiatives encompassing housing projects, medical facilities, health, safety, local leadership and youth educational programs.

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 www.AgriBank.com,