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AgStar Fund Solicits Grant Requests for Rural Emergency Response Departments $50,000 is available for rural communities in AgStar's local service area


Thu, Jul 29th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements





MANKATO, Minn. (July 29, 2010) -The AgStar Fund for Rural America, AgStar Financial Services' corporate giving program, is proud to announce they are accepting applications for their Emergency Response Services (EMS) Grant Program. The mission of this program is to support rural communities in AgStar's service area by funding emergency response equipment for volunteer fire, rescue, or ambulance departments.

Each year, AgStar supports rural emergency response departments by providing a total of $50,000 in grants for area departments in need. Even though many of these departments have the essentials, they cannot always afford new technologies to upgrade or replace old equipment because of budget constraints. The EMS grant program was established to help these departments serve their communities. To date, over $225,000 has been given by the AgStar Fund to rural emergency response departments for their equipment needs.

"AgStar understands how vital emergency response volunteers are to rural communities," stated John Monson, Chair of AgStar's Fund Board of Trustees. "It's very rewarding to provide funding to help them acquire the equipment they need to better serve their communities."



All rural volunteer emergency response departments located in one of the 69 counties within AgStar's chartered territory are eligible to apply. Applications for grants, up to $2,500, may be submitted online at www.AgStar.com August 1 through August 31, 2010.



Since its inception in 2001, the AgStar Fund has donated more than $3 million to organizations working to improve the future of rural America. Applications considered for funding and support must align with the Fund's mission to "enhance the quality of life and future opportunities for rural residents and their communities." The Fund focuses on one of the four key areas of support: Education, Technology, Environment, and Quality of Life.



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 .....
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Lanesboro High School graduate named one of Business Journal's 25 Women to Watch

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

MINNEAPOLIS - June 30, 2010 - Brooke Worden, a vice president in the Financial Services practice, was recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as one of the publication's 25 Women to Watch.

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Johnson elected chair-elect of MN Bankers Association

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

EDEN PRAIRIE, June 30, 2010 - The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) recently elected Charles M. Johnson, president of Root River State Bank (Chatfield) and The First State Bank of Fountain, as the 2010-11 MBA chair-elect.

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AgStar Fund for Rural America Pledges $25,000 to Provide Disaster Relief to Farmers

Tue, Jun 29th, 2010
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MANKATO, Minn. (June 25, 2010) - The AgStar Fund for Rural America, AgStar Financial Services' corporate giving program, has pledged $25,000 to the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) to provide immediate relief to farmers affected by the ..... 
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AgStar Financial Services Mobilizing to Aid Victims of June 17 Storms

Thu, Jun 24th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

MANKATO, Minn. (June 24, 2010) - AgStar Financial Services has mobilized their team and pledged funding to help provide assistance to farmers and rural residents impacted by the severe weather of June 17th. In addition to sending nearly 100 employees ..... 
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Derek Mulhern serving as AgriGold Summer Intern

Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

AgriGold has employed Derek Mulhern of Fountain, MN, as a Region 8 Sales Intern for the summer 2010 growing season. Mulhern will work with Corn Specialists Tim Hasler and Mike Paulson in Fillmore and the surrounding counties. A 2008 graduate of King ..... 
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A message from retiring bank president of First State Bank of Fountain

Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

I grew up in Virginia, Minnesota and upon finishing high school I enlisted in the Marine Corps and served from 1960 to 1963. After my discharge I attended Mesabi Commuinty College and UMD majoring in Business Education. During that time period I met ..... 
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Wayman new Executive Director of Hearth Connection

Thu, Jun 17th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

Richard Hooks Wayman, a nationally known homeless policy advocate, is the new Executive Director of Hearth Connection. Dedicated to ending homelessness statewide, Hearth Connection manages regional projects in the North, Metro, and Southeastern count ..... 
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TRI-COUNTY ELECTRIC AWARDS $22,250 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOCAL STUDENTS

Tue, Jun 15th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

Rushford, MN (3:30 p.m. June 15, 2010)- Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC) recently awarded $22,250 in scholarship to 48 local high school students. Since 1991 the cooperative has given $172,437 to area high school graduates.

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