North Georgia Equine-n-Motion Receives $5,000 Grant to Support Youth Program

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.

North Georgia Equine-n-Motion was selected as a recipient and used the funds to continue to support their existing program and assist in developing a small farmer's market for clients to participate in the marketing and retail aspect of selling their produce.  North Georgia Equine-n-Motion is a non-profit that works with special needs/exceptional children from ages 4-18 who face the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Anxiety, Depression, and other emotional health disorders. “We incorporate connecting with animals (horses) and farming, through planting seeds, gardening, and harvesting, to enhance their motor, sensory, and cognitive capacities, as well as their self-esteem, and connections with their peers, community, and parents through our program's activities,” states Amy Wallace, Occupational Therapist and Owner of North Georgia Equine-n-Motion.

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