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Agri-Business Council Receives $2,500 Donation Thanks to Local Farmer, National Group

Envision Greater Fond du Lac’s Agri-Business Council has received a donation thanks to an area farmer. Dave Schmitz of Schmitz’s East Branch Dairy Farm in Fond du Lac County has directed $2,500 to the council through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. America’s Farmers Grow Communities is in its 10th year, and partners with farmers to direct a $2,500 donation to a non-profit of their choice. So far, it has awarded more than $33 million to over 8,000 non-profits across the country. The Agri-Business Council plans to use the money to continue to “cultivate passion for agriculture in the community through education, promotion and partnerships.” Some of the events the council sponsors include Breakfast on the Farm, the Agricultural Showcase and June Dairy Days and other special events. Read More about the donation here.