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Compeer Financial Announces General Use Grant Recipients
Minnesota Ag Connection - 01/27/2022

Compeer Financial has awarded another 34 groups with General Use Grants to help fund initiatives that aim to enrich agriculture and the rural economy. It's part of the cooperative's Fund for Rural America giving program, in which over $1.6 million has been dispersed throughout three states.

"The General Use Grant program impacts the communities where Compeer clients and team members live and work," said Karen Schieler, senior corporate giving specialist at Compeer. "The grants embody our commitment to enriching agriculture and rural America, and to the farmers and communities we serve."

The following organizations from Minnesota were among the grant recipients:

- Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota: installing an irrigation system to address watering needs and efficiently care for crop, garden and green spaces on the Museum's outdoor campus

- Clean River Partners: Bridgewater Streams Cover Crop Expansion Project

- Farmamerica - Minnesota Ag Interpretive Center: agriculture education field trips for elementary schools

- Farm-City Hub Club: farm safety presentations

- Feeding Our Communities Partners: food purchases for youth hunger-relief programs

- Generations Inc.: converting prep kitchen to a commercial kitchen

- Junior Achievement North: Junior Achievement programs in rural schools

- Main Street Project: Sharing Our Roots: multilingual technical assistance resources for beginning and aspiring farmers

- North Star Farm Tour: e-commerce portal for farmers' products and events

- Urban Roots: youth education and training in farming and urban agricultural practices

- Youth Farm: youth leadership programming

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