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