Stafford County Farm Bureau approached the County of Stafford to apply for funding through Kansas Farm Bureau to receive coaching on successful rural development strategies. Stafford County Farm Bureau pledged $5,000 if the County would apply for the grant, participate in the program and use the funding it already collected toward establishing a full-time economic development office.
The grant was awarded in the fall of 2010, an advisory committee was named and training began. $15,000 from Kansas Farm Bureau was given for the strategic planning and training.
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