AgCredit awards Mission Fund grant to Portage Fire District

Dec 5, 2023 | Business | 0 comments

AgCredit team members Marissa Northrup and Lauren Martikan presented a $9,690 check to members of the Portage Fire District Firefighters Association. (Photo by AgCredit)

AgCredit, one of northern Ohio’s largest lenders for farmers, rural homeowners and agribusiness, has awarded $120,000 in Mission Fund grants to 13 community organizations in support of their efforts to improve the quality of life in communities primarily within the cooperative’s 18-county service territory.

The Portage Fire District Firefighters Association in Oak Harbor is one of the 13 beneficiaries, receiving $9,690. Four grants were awarded to fire departments. Fair boards and agricultural societies also benefited from the grants.

Now in its sixth year, the Mission Fund supports AgCredit’s commitment to investing in the future of agriculture and positively impacting the quality of life in rural Ohio. Recipients were

selected based on their proposals to meet criteria in one or more of four key areas: Education, environment, technology and quality of rural life.

“We’re proud to support organizations that make our communities better, safer and healthier places to live and work,” said AgCredit President and CEO Brian Ricker. “All of us at AgCredit congratulate these incredible organizations, each of which reflect the vision, service and innovation of rural communities across northern Ohio.”

Organizations may apply for Mission Fund grants of up to $15,000 per year. The 2024 application process will begin in March, and funds will be distributed by Dec. 31. For more information about the lending cooperative or the Mission Fund, visit

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