For Immediate Release
February 20, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation continues to develop programs to help smaller, community-based groups. To that end, the foundation has awarded a series of Agricultural Action and Awareness Grants for the 2015 program year.
The grants help groups that often find the larger-scale, public and private grant solicitation process daunting. The competitively awarded grants support programs and projects focusing on agricultural education and ecological and/or economic development.
This year’s $3,000 grant recipients and projects include the Ohio Energy Project – Energy Sources Tour and Blitz for Educators; Friends of Sunrock Farm – Farm Tour Subsidies for Children; Collegiate Young Farmers at Ohio State University – Farm to Fork Food Event, and Licking County Food Enterprise Hub – Feasibility Assessment and Business Modeling.
A $1,180 grant went to Ohio State University Extension’s Stanton Elementary Farm-to-School Program, and a $1,441 grant was awarded to Parma Area Historical Society’s Bringing the Farm to the City program.
“The foundation board was impressed with the quality of programs and projects it was able to award funding for this year,” said Foundation Director David Rule. “In the coming year, the foundation will be restructuring to include the Animals for Life Foundation and the Ohio Center of Agricultural Law, Inc. in order to fund even more quality programs and projects.”
Founded in 1985, the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, public, charitable organization registered in Ohio. Among its efforts, the foundation endowed the C. William Swank Chair for Agricultural Economics and Rural Development and provided significant funding for the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Both projects are associated with Ohio State University.
More information about the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation and its grant program can be obtained at www.OFBFoundation.org.
CONTACT: David Rule
PHONE: (614) 246-8210
E-MAIL: [email protected]