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Foundation Receives BNSF Railway Grant
Minnesota Ag Connection - 01/28/2019

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation (MFB Foundation) received a grant of $20,000 from the BNSF Railway Foundation to be used to support the MFB Foundation's agriculture promotion grant program. The announcement of the grant was made today at the MFBF LEAP Conference in Bloomington.

"The BNSF Railway Foundation is pleased to support the Minnesota Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureaus in their local agricultural education efforts," said Amy McBeth, BNSF Railway's Regional Director of Public Affairs. "Our Foundation has provided more than $2 million in grants over the last five years to groups in the state to improve the quality of life for thousands of Minnesotans where we BNSF operates, and where our own employees live, work and volunteer."

County Farm Bureaus utilize these grants to develop and implement activities and events that addresses one or more of the following Minnesota Farmers CARE priority areas which include: Animals, Environment, Food Safety and Families or addresses member engagement programs such as leadership education, consumer education and safety (adult and youth).

"The MFB Foundation is grateful for the generous gift from BNSF Railway Foundation," said Ruth Meirick MFB Foundation director. "We are excited to share the story of the economic value of the BNSF railway system to Minnesota and to increase public awareness of how to stay safe around railroad tracks through education efforts in communities."

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation provides opportunities for supporters of agriculture to invest in people and programs focused on supporting active farmers and agriculturalists, better connecting agriculture to consumers and serving rural communities.

The BNSF Railway Foundation has supported and helped improve quality of life for thousands of communities across the 28 states through which BNSF operates, and where BNSF employees live, work and volunteer.

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