Wheatland County Extension awarded Rural Community Grant

Front row, left to right: Lindsey Dick, Wheatland County Mom’s Group, and her children, Bjorn, Koa and Rio; Ron Fischer, Harlowton Kiwanis Club. Back row: Harlowton Mayor Jeff Sell; Esther Fischer, Janet Hill and Keith Hill, Kiwanis Club; SharLa Lalum, Northwest FCS Relationship Manager; Mandie Reed, MSU Wheatland County Extension; Lauri Teig, Wheatland County Chamber of Commerce.

Photo courtesy of Deb Strohmaier

Northwest Farm Credit Services is proud to award the Wheatland County Extension in Harlowton, Montana, a $1,500 Northwest FCS Rural Community Grant.

“Chief Joseph Park is so important to our community, and our newly renovated playground is something we can all be proud of,” said Mandie Reed, Wheatland County Extension agent. “We are so excited about this project, and so thankful for your generous support. Your grant will help us make our playground more accessible to children of all ages and abilities.”

Northwest FCS is committed to helping rural communities succeed. In 2017 to date, Northwest Farm Credit Services has committed $77,000 to 53 projects in rural communities across Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Since the program’s inception in 2007, it has awarded 694 grants totaling more than $1.29 million.

The next rural grant deadline is Oct. 1, 2017. If you think your rural project may be eligible for a grant, visit northwestfcs.com/Stewardship/Rural-Communities for more information and an application.

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