Fairmont, MN (September 14, 2017) – NuWay Cooperative announced today a $5,000 grant to Project 1590. The funds will support their “From The Ground Up” event.  This event directly connects Farmers and Ag Business organization members with other influential non-ag oriented industries and people within our communities.  Bringing everyone together helps to increase communication by fostering ag and non-ag relationships and by educating non-ag participants about local agriculture practices while sharing ideas on how our industries and people interrelate.  This event also raises funds for and supports multiple local FFA chapters within the Martin County area.

“We’re proud to support this project as a way to strengthen the community and see it thrive,” says Jeff Crissinger, Sales & Marketing Director/Account Manager. “Projects like this are essential to enriching our rural area and the people who live here.”

In addition to the funds contributed by NuWay Cooperative, the contribution will be matched dollar for dollar by a CHS Seeds for Stewardship grant, which helps cooperatives grow their impact locally.

“Cooperatives were founded on the principles of education, community involvement and cooperation,” says Jeff Crissinger. “By combining resources, we are providing double the impact to our area and demonstrating the cooperative spirit.”