The following are the 2011 recipients of the AgStar Fund for Rural America Grant Program.  To learn more about the program, click here.

Recipient

Purpose

Amount

Barron Police Department
Barron, WI

Squad Equipment

$5,000

Miller-Dawn Foundation
Duluth, MN

Mental Wellness Center

$5,000

Boys & Girls Club of Barron County
Rice Lake, WI

Furnish youth centers

$10,000

Minnesota Grain and Feed Association
Eagan, MN

Training program for farm emergencies

$10,000

Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties, Inc.
River Falls, WI

Establish care for low-income rural residents

$5,000

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
Spring Valley, WI

On-farm workshops

$1,000

Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin River Valleys
St. Paul, MN

SMS program support

$2,000

Minnesota State Univeristy, Mankato
Mankato, MN

Scholarship for rural members of the Dental Hygiene Clinic

$5,000

Open Door Health Center
Mankato, MN

Increased access to health care

$5,000

South Central College, North Mankato Foundation
North Mankato, MN

Educate youth about agriculture

$5,000

Delano Community Education
Delano, MN

Transportation to and from Gale Woods Farm

$500

Healthy Living (HL) 4-H Team
Hutchinson, MN

Initiate fitness groups

$2,500

Martin County Library
Fairmont, MN

Create mobile laptop training lab

$3,000

Area Career Exploration
Fairmont, MN

Agriculture awareness for sophomores

$3,000

Blue Earth Area Mentors
Blue Earth, MN

Promote Rural Environmental responsibility

$1,000

Murray SWCD
Slayton, MN

Emerald ash borer research

$2,500

Interfaith Caregivers
Blue Earth, MN

Establish a general support group

$2,000

MN Beef Expo
St. Paul, MN

Educational seminar at Beef Expo

$1,000

Boys & Girls Club of Blooming Prairie
Blooming Prairie, MN

Update computer lab

$5,000

Centro Campesino, Inc.
Owatonna, MN

Support programs for rural Latino communities

$7,500

Workforce Development, Inc.
Albert Lea, MN

Support WDI’s Healthcare Academy

$5,000

Ronald McDonald House
Rochester, MN

Support for housing and program expenses

$5,000