Tricounty News

AgStar now taking grant applications

The AgStar Fund for Rural America is currently accepting grant applications. Grants are available up to $10,000 per organization for program specifically benefitting farmers and rural residents. According to fund administrator Jody Bloemke, applicants can request funding in one of four focus areas: education, environment, technology or quality of life. Grant applications will be accepted through Nov. 30. Successful grant recipients will be notified in March 2005. For more information, or to apply, go to www.agstar.com.