Let’s Connect project lands $2,000 from Farm Credit Services

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Andrea Tunick, left, of Farm Credit Services of America's Perry branch, presented a donation of $2,000 Monday to Mike Wallace, director of the Dallas County Conservation Board, for use toward the Let's Connect trail project linking the Raccoon River Valley Trail and the High Trestle Trail.

The Perry branch of Farm Credit Services of America made a $2,000 donation this week to the Dallas County Conservation Foundation for use toward the Raccoon River Valley Trail to High Trestle Trail Connector project.

Andrea Tunink of Farm Credit Services presented the donation Monday to Mike Wallace, director of the Dallas County Conservation Board, at the conservation offices at Forest Park Museum near Perry.

Earlier this spring, several employees of Farm Credit Services of America volunteered at Forest Park and at the Voas Nature Area, helping with spring cleanup and landscaping at the two park areas. Their efforts were part of Farm Credit Services’ community involvement volunteer opportunity program.

“To come back and make a significant donation to the Dallas County Conservation Foundation for the connector trail project was a big surprise,” Wallace said. “We really appreciate their support and their donation of time and funds to help our department with some of the areas and projects we are involved in.”

Omaha-based Farm Credit Services of America has a network of 42 retail offices in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The company is part of the 100-year-old Farm Credit System, a nationwide agricultural network of lenders providing about $250 billion in credit and affiliated services to farm and ranch operators across the U.S.

The first leg of the connector trail will be built between 18th Street in Perry and 130th Street in county territory on land donated by the VanKirk family of Perry. Source: Farm and Home Publishing

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