News release prepared by: Alli Conine, 620-874-4563 or email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
July 22, 2020 - (Great Bend, KS)
Wheatland Electric Awards Sharing Success $1,000 Grant to Scott County Farm Bureau
Wheatland Electric, Inc. today announced that its Sharing Success Fund, managed by the Scott Community Foundation, has awarded a $1,000 grant to Scott County Farm Bureau. It is the mission of the Kansas Farm Bureau and the Scott County Farm Bureau on a local grass roots level to strengthen agriculture and the lives of Kansans through advocacy, education and service. The grant monies will be used to help purchase a weather station for Scott County and be part of the group of weather stations known as the Kansas Mesonet.
The Kansas Mesonet weather stations record climate and provide essential weather data for Kansas industries. The state’s largest industry and primary user of the data is the agriculture industry.
The Scott Community Foundation began formally accepting applications for grants from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund from non-profit organizations on December 1, 2012. Wheatland Electric and CoBank have each increased their contribution amounts to the fund over time. Beginning in 2020, each organization will donate $10,000 annually. The program will continue to run until the funds are exhausted. Non-profit groups interested in receiving funding from the Wheatland Electric Sharing Success Fund should contact Alli Conine, Manager of Member Services & Corporate Communications, at 620-874-4563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc., a member owned distribution cooperative headquartered in Scott City, KS, was established in 1948 as a distribution and power cooperative, in the state of Kansas. Today, Wheatland Electric serves more than 33,000 electric meters in 19 different counties and maintains over 4,000 miles of distribution power lines across Western and South Central Kansas. Together, with the help of our members, Wheatland Electric is committed to building a better and stronger rural America. For more information about Wheatland visit www.weci.net.