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Grant awarded

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on January 31, 2007 1:46 PM

The Foundation of Wayne Community College and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension Service were awarded a $2,000 grant from East Carolina Farm Credit to implement the Karl M. Best Leadership Program to improve the image of the agriculture industry by teaching farmers the impact of legislative process and good communication with business and industry neighbors.

East Carolina Farm Credit awarded a total of $28,500 in grants to 12 organizations through their corporate-giving program, the Fund for Rural North Carolina. The grants will help the recipients carry out programs that specifically benefit farmers and rural residents in eastern North Carolina where the Association conducts business.

Grants up to $3,000 per organization were awarded in one of the four focus areas of education, environment, technology or quality of rural life. Other recipients included 4-H organizations, volunteer fire departments, FFA groups, a farmers' market and historical groups

East Carolina Farm Credit is a farmer-owned financial cooperative with headquarters in Raleigh.