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AgStar fund solicits grant applications


Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

MANKATO, Minn. – The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, is proud to announce it is once again accepting grant applications for programs that enhance the quality of life and future opportunities for rural residents and their communities. Recipients will be awarded up to $10,000 for projects or programs that align with the Fund’s mission.

“AgStar takes pride in giving back to the communities we live and work in,” said John Monson, chair of the AgStar Fund’s Board of Trustees. “Through the Fund for Rural America, we are able to fulfill our mission of enhancing life in agriculture and rural America by supporting those who support agriculture.”

AgStar encourages those seeking funding to visit AgStar.com to learn about the AgStar Fund and see if they meet the guidelines. Grant applications can be completed online and will be accepted until November 30, 2013. Grants will be awarded in the spring of 2014.

Since its inception in 2001, the AgStar Fund has donated more than $4 million to organizations working to improve the future of rural America. Applications considered for funding and support must align with the Fund’s mission of “enhancing life in agriculture and 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, consulting and rural home mortgages. As a value-added financial services cooperative, AgStar allocates patronage dividends to its 14,000 stockholders. The company is also committed to giving back to rural residents, organizations and communities through AgStar’s Fund for Rural America. Visit www.AgStar.com for more information.

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