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Ag Days charitable giving deadline nears

Application deadline is Nov. 15

Ag Days is reminding eligible organizations and individuals the application deadline for its annual giving program is drawing near.

Non-profit groups and Assiniboine Community College agribusiness students have until Nov. 15 to apply for the 2018 Manitoba Ag Days Gives Back community giving program and an annual scholarship program.

Up to $27,000 is awarded each year, with recipients announced at the show in Brandon, which runs January 16-18.

The non-profit program was launched in 2015, to expand on Ag Days’ efforts to support the industry through scholarships and support for the Agriculture In The Classroom initiatives.

“In 2015 the board expanded the program to include community giving grants focused on community infrastructure upgrades, agriculture and heritage initiatives and safety and emergency services in the rural communities,” said Kristen Phillips, Ag Days general manager.

Communities with plans to build playgrounds, renovate recreational facilities, and purchase new emergency equipment or with ongoing annual events such as an agriculture affair which needs financial support are encouraged to apply.

Further details are available online on the Manitoba Ag Days website.

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