News (4)

MFA Foundation

2023 Scholarships announced

Investing in youth education is truly an investment in agriculture. The MFA Foundation Scholarship Program is a prime example of that commitment. Established in 1958, the Foundation is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization with the primary purpose of advancing educational opportunities for high school seniors in MFA’s trade territory. Since 1965, the Foundation’s principal mission has been awarding MFA Foundation scholarships, giving financial assistance to more than 15,000 students, totaling more than $17 million. 

Continue reading...
MFA Foundation

MFA Foundation Gift Supports Rural Mental Health Resources

Missouri farmers and ranchers increasingly struggle with mental health challenges and access to resources. The state’s rural suicide rate is growing faster than in urban counties, increasing 78% between 2003 and 2017.

With a four-year grant commitment from the MFA Foundation, University of Missouri Extension will have new avenues to support rural communities in need of mental health assistance.

Continue reading...
MFA Foundation

2022 Scholarships announced

Investing in our youth is a commitment MFA takes seriously. The MFA Foundation Scholarship Program is a prime example of that commitment. Established in 1958, the Foundation is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization with the primary purpose of advancing educational opportunities for high school seniors in MFA’s trade territory. Since 1965, the Foundation’s foremost mission has been awarding MFA Foundation scholarships, which have provided financial assistance to nearly 15,000 students, totaling nearly $17 million. 

Continue reading...
MFA Foundation

MFA Foundation Supports Building Ashland Workforce Development Center with $100,000 Grant

The MFA Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on providing greater educational opportunities for youth, announced a grant of $100,000 for a workforce development center in Ashland, Mo.

“The MFA Foundation’s mission has always been to provide opportunities to individuals living within the trade-area we serve to further their education” said Ernie Verslues, CEO of MFA Inc. and Jon Ihler, CEO of MFA Oil, in announcing the Foundation’s support. The well-respected industry leaders added that, “while this contribution is not directly to students, it provides interested students an opportunity to develop technical skills in fields demanded by local employers.”

Continue reading...