The Mission Fund will fund grants to organizations who meet the objective and focus of the fund. The grants will operate on an application-based system within the following four areas:
"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.