Designate your dollars at Farm Progress Show

Designate your dollars at Farm Progress Show

Aug 27
Marla Todd, Associate Director of Advancement Communications

With a quick vote, visitors to the Farm Progress Show will be able to support the College of ACES and Illinois 4-H.

In celebration of the 100th year of the Farm Credit System, 1st Farm Credit Services and Farm Credit Illinois plan to distribute $100,000 to 10 different organizations with agriculture ties. The University of Illinois College of ACES and the Illinois 4-H Foundation are two of those organizations.

The proportion of the $100,000 that will be contributed to the College of ACES and Illinois 4-H is dependent on votes received at the Farm Progress Show, Sept. 1-3 in Decatur, Ill. “Designate the Dollars” allows Farm Progress Show attendees to vote for an organization via an electronic survey at the Farm Credit/1st Farm Credit exhibit. College of ACES and Illinois 4-H will receive $1000 for each percentage of the total vote they receive. For example – 10% of the vote equals a $10,000 contribution.

This is just one more way that Farm Credit continues their support of and partnership with Illinois 4-H and the College of ACES. They provide undergraduate scholarship, 4-H project grants and more in support of youth development and agricultural education.

Be sure to stop by the Farm Credit tent (#763) to cast your vote for the College of ACES or Illinois 4-H. Help us spread the word to other Farm Progress Show attendees, as well!