Strong Farm Initiative Aims to Raise $10,000

Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, Intrust Bank team up to raise money to promote ag

Published on: Nov 5, 2012

Kansas Farm Bureau's Foundation for Agriculture has announced a new partnership with long-time credit card provider INTRUST Bank to raise up to $10,000 for the KFB Foundation's efforts to advance the cause of the Kansas family farm.

Called the Strong Farm Initiative, the campaign started on Nov. 1 and will continue through Jan. 31, 2013.  During that time, INTRUST Bank will make a $50 donation to the KFB Foundation for every new, activated KFB Platinum Visa booked.   If 200 new cards are activated through the end of the initiative, the total value to the KFB Foundation will be $10,000. 

"Kansas Farm Bureaus Foundation for Agriculture helps develop leaders who understand the importance of agriculture," says Steve Baccus, Ottawa County grain farmer and president of Kansas Farm Bureau.
"Kansas Farm Bureau's Foundation for Agriculture helps develop leaders who understand the importance of agriculture," says Steve Baccus, Ottawa County grain farmer and president of Kansas Farm Bureau.

"Kansas Farm Bureau's Foundation for Agriculture helps develop leaders who understand the importance of agriculture," says Steve Baccus, Ottawa County grain farmer and president of Kansas Farm Bureau. "The Strong Farm Initiative is a simple way to have a huge impact on our effort to ensure Kansas' rural communities remain strong and vital."

Linda Cullinan, senior manager at INTRUST Bank, says the Strong Farm Initiative is a great way to support Kansas agriculture.

"Our institution has a deep connection to the agricultural industry. And the Strong Farm Initiative is a perfect vehicle for us to strengthen the KFB Foundation's efforts to build a stronger Kansas agricultural economy, she said."

Those who are interested in helping the Foundation achieve its Strong Farm Initiative goal of $10,000 can apply for a KFB Platinum Visa by clicking here or by calling 800-222-7458.

Kansas Farm Bureau represents grassroots agriculture. Established in 1919, this non-profit advocacy organization supports farm families who earn their living in a changing industry. 

The Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture was formed in 1998 and since its inception, the foundation has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide 1) scholarships and 2) grants which fund programs and projects designed to help improve agriculture and the quality of life in rural Kansas.

The three areas of emphasis and action are:

Develop leaders who understand the importance of agriculture in making sure Kansas' rural communities remain strong and vital;

Educate Kansans (especially those who live in our cities and suburbs) about how agriculture plays such an important role in their daily lives, and;

Provide scholarships for students who desire to pursue their life's work in agriculture.