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PRESS RELEASE: The Westfield School Receives $5,000 Grant

Perry, GA (April 8, 2024) – AgGeorgia Farm Credit recently awarded $55,000 to twelve local non-profit organizations as part of the cooperative’s Community Mission Fund. The grant program was established in 2023 to support endeavors that further the future of agriculture and enhance life in rural Georgia. Forty-eight grant applications were received, and awards of up to $5,000 per application were distributed in the fourth quarter.

The Westfield School was selected as a recipient and used the grant to cover the cost of garden towers, gardening tools, seeds, and educational resources for their Garden Tower project. “Our Upper School Green Team is growing herbs and vegetables thanks to a Tower Garden growing system,” says Gigi Placucci, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs for The Westfield School. The Tower Garden growing system grows plants with water and liquid nutrients instead of dirt, and uses 98 percent less water than traditional growing, helping plants grow faster and maintain more nutrients. “This system was made possible because of AgGeorgia Farm Credit. We look forward to eating these herbs and vegetables in our cafeteria this spring!”

AgGeorgia Farm Credit will accept applications for the 2024 Community Mission Fund until June 30, 2024. For more information and to apply, please visit the AgGeorgia Farm Credit Community Mission Fund page at

About AgGeorgia Farm Credit

AgGeorgia Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by over 5,000 member-borrowers, with a mission to improve the lives of Georgia’s farmers, families, and rural communities. AgGeorgia provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock, and production; rural home mortgages, and services such as leasing. AgGeorgia Farm Credit has 16 branches serving 79 counties in Georgia. It is part of the National Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America. For more information, visit

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