AGCO: Agriculture Foundation Donates to Kentucky Agricultural Disaster Relief Program

DULUTH, GA | The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), a private foundation whose vision is to prevent and alleviate hunger through sustainable agricultural development, today announced a $50,000 donation to the Kentucky Agriculture Disaster Relief Program, a joint effort of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation, and the Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD). The program aims to fill gaps in insurance coverage and other relief efforts for farms impacted by the December 2021 storms in western Kentucky.

Late December 2021 storms caused significant damage to communities and farms in western Kentucky, including Mayfield, where AGCO AgRevolution™ dealership is located. The AAF and AGCO Corporation have identified the Kentucky Agricultural Disaster Relief Program as an outreach effort that aligns with the AAF’s farmer-focused community development initiative.

“AGCO and AAF are grateful for the opportunity to support the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s relief program, which will provide vital assistance to farmers as they rebuild and recover in the months ahead,” said Metti Richenhagen. , director of the AGCO Agriculture Foundation.

The Kentucky Agriculture Disaster Relief program relies on a network of local agricultural retailers to provide eligible farmers with up to $1,500 in supplies, such as fencing, tools, hay and livestock feed. It is designed to fill gaps in insurance coverage for these vital items in an efficient and hassle-free way for farmers.

To further expand the AAF’s gift, AGCO employees will also be able to participate in the program’s ongoing fundraising efforts.. “In the aftermath of the Kentucky tornado, many AGCO employees asked what they could do to support people and communities in need,” said Ivory Harris, AGCO Senior Vice President and Human Resources Director. “I am happy to offer them this opportunity to live our values ​​and reach out to farmers and others who have lived through this devastation.”

Details about the Kentucky Agricultural Disaster Relief Program are available at kcard.info/disaster-relief. The Kentucky Farm Bureau and its program partners are accepting corporate and individual donations, which can be made HERE.

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Media Contacts
Bob Blakely, AGCO Corp. | [email protected]
Metti Richenhagen, AGCO Agricultural Foundation | [email protected]

AgRevolution is a trademark of AgRevolution LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGCO.

About AGCO
AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision agricultural technology. AGCO delivers value to its customers through its portfolio of differentiated brands including leading brands such as Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®. Powered by Fuse® smart farming solutions, AGCO’s comprehensive line of equipment and services helps farmers sustainably feed our world. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA, AGCO had net sales of $9.1 billion in 2020. For more information, visit www.AGCOcorp.com. For company news, information and events, please follow us on Twitter: @AGCOCorp. For financial news on Twitter, please follow the hashtag #AGCOIR.

About the AGCO Agricultural Foundation (AAF)
The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), launched by AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO) in 2018, is a private foundation whose vision is to prevent and alleviate hunger. The foundation launches impactful programs that support food security, promote sustainable agricultural development, and build needed agricultural infrastructure in marginalized farming communities. AAF is domiciled in Vaduz, Liechtenstein and operations are managed from Duluth, Georgia, USA. For more information, please visit https://www.agcofoundation.org.

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