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Crisp County Young Farmers Receives $5,000 Grant

AgGeorgia Farm Credit recently awarded $55,000 to twelve local non-profit organizations as part of the cooperative’s Community Mission Fund. The grant program was established in 2023 to support endeavors that further the future of agriculture and enhance life in rural Georgia.  Forty-eight grant applications were received, and awards of up to $5,000 per application were distributed in the fourth quarter.

Crisp County Young Farmers was selected as a recipient and used the funds for a portable cattle chute.  This project will aid smaller cattle farmers in Crisp County while enhancing efficiency, animal welfare, and supporting sustainable agriculture.  “Smaller cattle farmers often lack resources for modern handling equipment.  We aim to provide access to a portable chute to aid in vaccinations and health checks, boosting overall farming efficiency and productivity.  Additionally, it will ensure proper cattle handling, reducing stress on animals and farmers alike, and enhancing animal welfare standards. Moreover, this project aligns with [AgGeorgia’s] commitment to sustainable agriculture,” said Jesse Kelly, Crisp County Young Farmer Advisor.  “By promoting best practices and offering affordable cattle-handling solutions, we contribute to the region's agricultural growth and preservation of natural resources. The direct beneficiaries are smaller cattle farmers, while the community will benefit indirectly from improved farm operations and sustainable practices.”

AgGeorgia Farm Credit will accept applications for the 2024 Community Mission Fund until June 30, 2024. For more information and to apply, please visit the AgGeorgia Farm Credit Community Mission Fund page at www.aggeorgia.com/community-mission-fund.