Farmers can still make Gift of Grain

Area farmers storing grain from this past fall’s harvest can still participate in the Giving a Gift of Grain program through the Community Foundation of Jackson County.

Their donations can support the area’s agricultural community through the Jackson-Jennings Co-op/Bob Myers Memorial Scholarship, C.B. Hess 4-H Memorial Scholarship and Jackson County Veterinary Scholarship, according to a news release from the foundation.

Such donations can earn matching funds of 50 cents on the dollar from Lilly Endowment.

Or they can donate to the Jackson County Community Endowment, which can generate matching money from Lilly Endowment, said Dan Davis, the foundation’s president and CEO.

Lilly Endowment will match dollar for dollar every $1 in grain contributed to the Jackson County Community Endowment.

A $1,000 donation in grain, for instance, would raise a matching $1,000 donation from Lilly Endowment and increase the foundation’s grant-making capability.

Donations of grain can be taken to participating grain elevators, Bundy Brothers in Medora, Jackson-Jennings Co-op at Brownstown and Cortland, Rose Acre Farms near Cortland and Tampico Grain near Retreat.

Information: 812-523-4483, cfjackson.org.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.