November 15, 2012

Farmers Elevator and Produce Co., CoBank Donate to the SC Historical Society

MFA Farmers Elevator and Produce Company recently received a check of $2,000 from CoBank. MFA then signed the check over to the Scotland County Historical Society to be used towards the Pheasant Airplane fund. Pictured above (L to R) are Neal Howard; Fred Clapp, SC Historical Society; Dennis Kraus, MFA Board Member; Jerry Watson, MFA Manager and Kent Erhardt, CoBank representative.

The Scotland County Historical Society has received a donation of $2000 from Farmers Elevator and Produce Company and CoBank as part of the bank's "Sharing Success" program.

The donation will be used in conjunction with the fund-raising efforts of the Historical Society and Museum. The funds will be used to house the newly acquired Pheasant Airplane.

The contribution is part of CoBank's "Sharing Success" program, a $3 million matching grant program designed to benefit cooperatives and charitable groups they support throughout rural America. Coinciding with the United Nations' "International Year of Cooperatives", CoBank will match contributions by its cooperative customers to nonprofit organizations of their choice for the remainder of 2012, or until the fund is exhausted. The gifts will be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis, from a minimum of $1,000 up to a maximum of $5,000.

"Shared success is a hallmark of the cooperative business model", said Robert B. Engel, CoBank's president and chief executive officer. "Throughout rural America, cooperatives of all sizes are working not only to provide value to their members but to improve the quality of life in their local communities. We're delighted that Farmers Elevator has taken advantage of the Sharing Success program and that they are using it to support such a worthy cause."

Farmers Elevator and Produce is a full service co-op that has been providing safe supplies and services to the environment and people for 92 years.

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