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AgCountry to donate $273,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts

Times Report

    AgCountry Farm Credit Services will soon be donating $273,000 to local organizations within the communities they serve as part of relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “On behalf of our entire team, we extend a heartfelt thank you to the organizations that support our communities during this critical time,” shares Marc Knisely, president and CEO of AgCountry. “We know that this virus has disrupted life across Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. We want to make sure enough resources are available to meet the added needs organizations are seeing.”

    The mission of AgCountry is to serve agriculture and rural America. During this time of a public health crisis, decisions are made based on the core values of the cooperative.

    Breakdown of the donations:

    • $125,000 will go to local food pantries, Meals on Wheels and to Feeding America

    • $73,000 will go to local United Way chapters

    • $75,000 will be distributed to community organization by AgCountry’s 38 branches

    AgCountry’s first priority remains keeping employees and customers safe and well informed. For more information about how this is being accomplished, please visit www.agcountry.com.

About AgCountry Farm Credit Services:

    Headquartered in Fargo, N.D., AgCountry has managed assets in excess of $8 billion and nearly 600 employees.

    They are a member-owned, locally-governed lending institution that provides credit and financial services to more than 18,000 farmers and ranchers in western Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, and central Wisconsin. They also provide agribusiness loans and leases nationwide. AgCountry is a part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of cooperative financial services institutions that serves rural America.