Concern For Community
At Northern Country Cooperative, we value our commitment to community. That’s why we strive to engage, equip, and enhance the communities we call home, right here in North Iowa and Southern Minnesota.
Iowa Institute For Cooperatives
2022 Intern Scholarship
The Iowa Institute for Cooperatives will be awarding at least 8 – $2000 scholarships this summer. The awards will be given to students who have had an internship or work experience program at a cooperative who is a member of the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives, like Northern Country Coop. Applications due at the ICC Office August 12,2023.
Northern Country Cooperative
Northern Country Cooperative will award five $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are, or whose are parents/guardians are Northern Country Cooperative members. Applicants for the scholarships must be planning to attend an accredited college and be enrolled in an Agriculture or Ag-related program of study. Applications due March 1, 2023.
Iowa Corn Growers Association
Eighteen total scholarships will be awarded to deserving, qualified students enrolled in a program of study that can equip the student to contribute to the agriculture industry in Iowa. Applicant must be an Iowa Corn Growers Association member or son/daughter of an ICGA member. Scholarships are for one year and previous winners may reapply. Applications due January 31, 2023.
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DONATION MADE TO LYLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
Northern Country Coop recently donated towards the Lyle Fire Department’s fundraising effort for the purchase of ropes and other grain bin rescue equipment. NCC’s Regional Manager, Brian Wagner presented checks totaling $700 to David Frank, Lyle Fire Chief. This was made possible through the cooperative efforts of Northern Country Cooperative’s $350 donation and the Land O’ Lakes Foundation Member Co-Op Match Program’s $350 matching donation.
Dave has been with the Lyle Fire Dept for 19 years and as acting Fire Chief since January 2023. , Dave commented that, “With this project we are purchasing needed ropes and equipment that will help us when a bin rescue happens. Having the equipment will help us better serve farmers in our area and in Northern Country Coop’s territory. The department plans to have more in-depth training once we receive the equipment.”
As for this donation and other donations, both NCC and Land O’ Lakes are pleased to partner together for community projects, thus doubling the funds available.
Northern Country Coop awards scholarships
Northern Country Coop is pleased to award five $500 scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing a higher education in the field of agriculture. This year’s recipients are: Alexis Steckelberg of Blooming Prairie, Payton Sailor of Conger, Peyton Roe and Nathan Kiefer of LeRoy, and Ashley Koenigs of Riceville.
NCC extends our congratulations and best wishes for a successful future to all graduating seniors.