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Gift of Grain at Malden

November 5, 2021


Something special was launched in Porter County, Indiana on Friday, October 22. 
 

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Through the Gift of Grain program, Porter County farmers have the opportunity to support local agriculture education programs all while doing their day-to-day harvest work.

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Upon delivering grain to our Co-Alliance Malden elevator, they are able to designate a portion of the load to the Porter County Community Foundation.
 

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The Foundation then sells the grain and deposits the proceeds into the Agricultural Community Initiative Fund. Grants are then made from this fund, supporting agriculture educational programs in Porter County.

 

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The best news - this is not just a one-day event! Growers can continue to desingate amounts to be given to the Foundation throughout this harvest season. 

"Annually, Gift of Grain generates around $12,000 through grain donations at our Malden location, said Brad Metzger, Malden Ag Center Manager. "Co-Alliance and our farming community recognizes the importance of building a fund available to local school corporations willing to develop and implement agriculture education curriculum and programs within their schools. Further, funds may be available to support local 4-H and FFA programs that demonstrate need."
 

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We invite you to read more details of this important event that promotes the cooperative spirit we admire so much throughout Porter County. 










 

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