In 2016, AgCountry Farm Credit Services donated more than $500,000 to various causes:
• AgCountry provides 24 scholarships each year to graduating high-school seniors who are from farming families or who are pursuing a career in agriculture.
• Scholarships are also given to students in the Fellows Program at NDSU and for Young Beginning Farmers (YBF) for ag education training.
• Being involved in agriculture, it’s important that we support our peers. AgCountry is proud to support the commodity groups in our association territory along with groups such as the Farm Bureau, Farmers Union, Farm Rescue, AgriWomen and many Extension and Farm Safety programs.
• We also support numerous Ag Advocacy groups such as Common Ground, AgriGrowth Council and the Speak for Yourself Program.
Hunger Related Causes
As an ag cooperative, it makes sense for us to focus a portion of our giving on hunger-related causes. Through our network of local offices, AgCountry makes annual donations to local hunger-related organizations and food shelves in our communities.
Community involvement is an important way for us to further our mission of supporting the communities where we live and work. AgCountry donates to a variety of local causes, including several local United Way chapters, the American Cancer Society and Heart Walks.
Through AgCountry’s ‘Give Back’ volunteer program, employees are allowed a set number of paid hours each year to spend volunteering for causes near and dear to them. We consider our employees to be the backbone of everything we do, and we’re proud to be able to let them share their many talents in their communities.
Click here to view our summary of giving report for 2016.