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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
  • AgStar Fund awards grants to Sleepy Eye Ag programs

  • 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.
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  • 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 19 Minnesota and Wisconsin schools receiving grants this year include: Sleepy Eye Agriculture Department, Hinckley-Finlayson Schools, South West Metro Educational Cooperative, Red Rock Central, Maple River Agriculture Department, Spooner FFA, 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.
     
    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.
     

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