Mid Kansas Cooperative Association of Moundridge and ICM Inc. of Colwich set the stage for an agriculture advocate challenge on behalf of the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom with each donating $5,000 last July.
Since then, several more agricultural businesses have joined the challenge, which is designed to raise money for agriculture literacy programs targeted to Kansas students, teachers and families.
Joining Mid Kansas and ICM in giving Standard of Excellence donations totaling $5,000 to $9,999 are Farmway Coop Inc. of Beloit, Frontier Ag Inc. of Oakley and Poet Ethanol Products of Wichita.
Midway Co-op of Osborne is a Benchmark contributor of between $3,000 and $4,999.
Classroom Connection contributors of between $2,000-$2,999 are Frisbie Construction Co., Inc, Gypsum; Kansas Ethanol, L.L.C., Lyons; Skyland Grain LLC, Johnson; and Southern Plains Coop, Lewis.
Literacy Link contributors of $1,000-$1,99 are AgMark, L.L.C., Beloit; First National Bank of Hutchinson, Hutchinson; Jade Millwrights, Inc., Hiawatha; and Valley Coop, Inc., Winfield.
In addition, Fairbank Equipment, Inc., Wichita; Midwest Laboratories, Inc., Omaha, Neb.; and White Commercial Corporation, Stuart, Fla., have made contributions of less than $1,000.
For more information on the 2010 agriculture advocate challenge, visit www.ksagclassroom.org. KFAC is also on Facebook.