Rural Community Grant

From left, Northwest FCS Insurance Agent Beau Reynolds presents a $2,000 Rural Community Grant to revitalize the small-animal barn at the Grant County Fairgrounds to the Grant County 4-H Association, represented by OSU Extension Office Coordinator Carol Waggoner, 4-H leader Deanna Maley and Grant County Fair Manager Mindy Winegar.

Northwest Farm Credit Services has awarded the Grant County 4-H Association in John Day a $2,000 Northwest FCS Rural Community Grant.

In a statement, the association said, “We thank Northwest Farm Credit Services for the grant. The funds will be used to revitalize our local small-animal barn. The current barn has allowed youth to house animals during fair for over 50 years, but it is in need of remodeling. With this grant, youth will have the opportunity to house animals at this location for many years to come.”

In 2019, Northwest FCS committed over $237,000 to 190 projects in rural communities across Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Since the program’s inception in 2007, it has awarded 1,182 grants totaling more than $1.99 million.

The next rural grant deadline is Feb. 1. Visit for more information and an application.


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