The Mission Fund will award grants to organizations who are positively impacting the quality of rural life in rural Ohio. The grants are awarded on an application based system within four focus areas:
- Education—Educating young, beginning or future farmers
- Environment—Maintaining or improving the quality of the rural environment
- Technology—Supporting the advancement and utilization of technology for the benefit of farmers and rural cooperatives
- Quality of Rural Life—Programs, projects or initiatives that enhance the quality of life for farmers and rural communities
"The AgCredit Mission Fund allows us an opportunity to invest in the future of agriculture and positively impact the quality of life in rural Ohio," says Brian Ricker, AgCredit President and CEO.
Organizations may apply for grants up to $15,000 per year. Grant applications will be accepted annually from March 1 to August 31. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee comprised of AgCredit directors, employees and members. Funds will be awarded by December 31.
Priority for grants will be given to purposes benefitting the eighteen county AgCredit geographic area and secondarily to other counties in Ohio.