$5000 donation to the DCCF Ag Field of Interest Fund

Grants for agriculture projects in Decatur County just got a boost thanks to a donation from Farm Credit
Farm Credit Mid-America recently contributed $5,000 to the Ag Field of Interest Fund held at the
Decatur County Community Foundation. The donation was matched dollar for dollar thanks to a
challenge issued by two local farming families.
“We’re very proud to be a part of the Decatur County Community and are thrilled to be able to make
this donation,” said Brent Ditmars, Regional Vice President of Farm Credit Mid-America. “Our mission is
to secure the future of rural communities and agriculture and I can’t think of a better way to put our
stewardship dollars to work than by donating to a fund that does so much for the local Ag community.”
The Ag Field of Interest was established in 2008 to create grant opportunities for local projects related
to the agricultural industry. Past grants from the fund have gone to all three of the local high schools for
their FFA departments; to local 4-H groups and the 4-H fairgrounds; and to the Farmer’s Market for
educational activities, among many other projects.
“We appreciate not only the gift that Farm Credit Mid-America has made toward this matching
challenge, but everything they do for the Decatur County community,” said Patrick Wells, Ag Field of
Interest Chair. “Farm Credit has doubled their investment in our community, to the local ag industry,
and to our Community Foundation with their single gift. By helping to grow the Ag Field of Interest Fund,
they are helping to grow the grant-making abilities to ag-related projects.”
The match opportunity is available through the end of the year. To learn more about this or other match
opportunities that are currently available at the Foundation, or to make a donation, contact the Decatur
County Community Foundation at 812-662-6364. To learn more about Farm Credit Mid America, contact
812-482-5417 or visit e-farmcredit.com.

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