Feb. 27 2019 01:32 PM

Seventeen Grants Awarded to Wisconsin Organizations

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The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, has awarded 49 grants for the organization’s General Use Grant Program, totaling $268,101 this year. General Use Grants fund initiatives and organizations whose work enriches agriculture and rural America, which is Compeer Financial’s mission.

Seventeen organizations in Wisconsin received support from the General Use Grant Program, including:

Chippewa Valley Farm-City Day: for bus transportation for elementary students to 2019 Farm-City Day event

Clear Lake Area Community Center, Inc: for commercial stove acquisition and installation

Dairy Girl Network: support for Spanish on La Granja 101, an online Spanish course tailored to the dairy industry

Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties: for general operating support

Grant County Dairy Promoters: for purchase of a trailer and two refrigerators to transport milk

GrassWorks Inc: support for revisions and re-printing of the Grazing Guide: A practical manual for managed grazing

Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association: support for Log A Load for Kids Charitable Harvest event

Green Lake County Fair: support for Agri-Puppets

Marquette County: support for outdoor classroom

Mutual Community Mission Group: for purchase of groceries for Groceries For Growth project

Riverway Communities of Hope: for professional mental health counseling and AODA treatment services for rural youth

Sauk County Agricultural Society: for new facilities for the hog, sheep, small animals and exotics projects

Sauk County Health Department: for tuberculosis screening and testing program for dairy industry workers

St. Croix River Association: support for the Farm to Faucet Education pilot

Vincent High School of Agricultural Science: support for urban agriculture teacher education and professional development during the summer

Western Wisconsin Conservation Council: for educational outreach, events and well-testing research program for watersheds in St. Croix County

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College: for bovine breeder artificial insemination simulator

“These organizations give back to the communities in Compeer Financial’s territory every day, supporting agriculture, technology, education and the environment,” said John Monson, chair of Compeer Financial’s Fund for Rural America. “We are proud to continue our commitment to agriculture and rural America in the second year of our General Use Grant Program.”

In 2019, the General Use Grant program will be open in the spring and fall. Grant program information can be accessed online at compeer.com/giving-back .

About the Fund for Rural America

The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America is the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, structured to support Compeer Financial’s mission to enrich agriculture and rural America. Compeer Financial’s Board of Directors has dedicated one percent of annual net earnings to support the Fund’s focus areas of education, youth engagement, rural development, community enrichment, agricultural advocacy and development, and cooperative initiatives. The fund is managed by a Board of Trustees, made up of team members from Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin and members of the Compeer Financial Board of Directors. More information about opportunities available through the fund can be found at Compeer.com/giving-back .

About Compeer Financial

Compeer Financial is a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. The $20.8 billion organization provides loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Based in the Upper Midwest, Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America, while providing personalized service and expertise to clients and the agriculture industry.

Compeer Financial is the third largest cooperative of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of lending institutions supporting agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. Learn more about Compeer Financial.