MSU’s AGR donates $15,000 to AgrAbility

Farm News Media; Video by Ian Kast, Farm News Media May 3, 2023

A $15,000 check will help farmers and other agricultural workers with disabling conditions.

That’s the mission for Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR), a Michigan State University fraternity, which recently gave the check to AgrAbility, an organization that provides direct services to farmers with disabling conditions, such as arthritis, chronic back pain, joint injuries, amputations, spinal cord injuries, and hearing loss.

Michigan AgrAbility partners with Easter Seals of Michigan to make this happen.

“We want to give back to farmers,” said Matthew Ostrander, 2024 head chairman of the AGR Beef Preview Show. “We are an agriculture fraternity, and a lot of us are ag guys. Putting on an event like this and donating back to a charity that takes care of disabled farmers is appreciated by the community.”

Its primary philanthropy event, the AGR Beef Preview Show started in 2012. Donations from the event come from sponsorship dollars, entry fees, and any other show profits. The February 2023 event featured 560 head of cattle and 450 exhibitors.

Check out the entire video above.