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Farmer philanthropy important to community development

Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll

Iowa farmers are substantially involved in philanthropy, donating their time and money to organizations, causes and charities they believe in, according to the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

The Iowa State researchers who conducted the poll noted that many farm families worship, work and shop locally and understand the importance of their volunteer time and financial resources in maintaining the vibrancy of their community. The report is available for free download from ISU Extension and Outreach.

This article appeared in June 2013 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter