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AgStar Fund awards grants to high school agriculture programs


Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

Mankato, Minn. - The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, recently awarded $49,060 in grants through its AgStar Agriculture Classroom Equipment Grant Program.

The program’s mission is to support agricultural education by funding educational experiences for students completing course work in agriculture and related fields.  AgStar awarded grants to 19 high school agriculture departments in its 69-county service area.

“Providing equipment for students to learn about the ag industry is not always in the budget for agriculture departments in rural schools,” stated John Monson, Chair of AgStar’s Fund Board of Trustees. “Subsidizing equipment and technology needs through this program for rural schools that otherwise might not have the funds in their budgets allows students interested in the agricultural field to have new and updated opportunities. This program shows AgStar’s commitment to ag education and to the rural and agricultural communities where we operate.”

The 19 Minnesota and Wisconsin schools receiving grants this year include: Hinckley-Finlayson Schools, South West Metro Educational Cooperative, Red Rock Central, Maple River Agriculture Department, Spooner FFA, Sleepy Eye Agriculture Department, Nicollet High School Agriculture Department, Elmwood Public Schools, LeRoy–Ostrander Agricultural Education Department, Springfield Agricultural Education Program, Lake City Agriculture Education Department/FFA, Braham Area Schools, Lanesboro Schools, Mountain Lake Public School, Fulda High School, St. James Public Schools, Pipestone Area Schools, Rockford Agricultural Education, Dassel-Cokato High School Agriculture Department.

Since its inception in 2001, the AgStar Fund has donated more than $5 million to organizations working to improve the future of rural America.

About AgStar:

AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, Minn., employs more than 600 full-time team members. The company is part of the national Farm Credit System and has a public mission to serve 69 counties in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. AgStar’s industry specialization, client segments and market delivery systems result in diversification nationwide. The company has expertise in the corn, soybean, swine, dairy and bio-energy industries. AgStar has developed successful programs in loans, leases, crop insurance, c .....
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Rushford Clinic Open House on August 20

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Meet your new healthcare providers, enjoy a free light dinner, stuffed animal checkups, prizes, tours and more! Rushford Clinic is hosting an Open House to celebrate several recent changes at the clinic. The Open House is Wednesday, August 20, fro ..... 
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Harmony Enterprises achieves ISO 9001: 2008 Certification

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

MINNEAPOLIS - Bob Kill, President & CEO of Enterprise Minnesota, recently traveled to Harmony to honor Harmony Enterprises for achieving its ISO 9001: 2008 registration. Members of Minnesota’s Congressional delegation and officials from the Minn ..... 
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Nate Birkholz Will Lead the Merchants Bank Trust Department

Tue, Aug 5th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

WINONA, Minn. – Nate Birkholz has joined Merchants Bank as Senior Vice President and Trust Department Manager according to Greg Evans, President and Chief Banking Officer. “Nate is a valuable addition to our current team of Trust experts ..... 
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Merchants Bank Hires New Information Technology Leader

Tue, Aug 5th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

WINONA, Minn. – Rodney Nelsestuen has joined Merchants Bank as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, according to Sue Savat, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Rodney’s expertise in planning, implement ..... 
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Photo contest for 2014 Fillmore County plat book

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is seeking scenic photos of Fillmore County to include in the 2014 edition of the Fillmore County Land Atlas and Plat Book to be published in September by Rockford Map Publishers. If you have ..... 
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Merchants Financial Group, Inc. reports net income ahead of plan and last year for the first half of 2014

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

WINONA, Minn. – Merchants Financial Group, Inc. (MFGI) reported net income of $6,948,081 for the first six months of the year. The income is both ahead of plan and ahead of last year’s income of $6,104,872 for the first half of the year, accordi ..... 
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Caboose dedication set for August 16

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

A 1951 Milwaukee Road Caboose No. 02095 is the newest addition to the Preston Historical Society campus in Preston. A dedication of the caboose will be held on Saturday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trailhead Parking Lot Area, Corner of Center an ..... 
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Legacy research fellowship applications due October 1

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to announce the second round of Legacy Research Fellowships. Applications are due October 1, 2014, with Fellowship research to begin January 1, 2015. Awards of $1,000 or $5,000 are available to successfu ..... 
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