Wyrulec and CoBank investing in EWC’s Agricultural Technology Education Center

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Wyrulec and CoBank representatives presenting the EWC Foundation with a check. Left to Right: Kendra Knudsen, Jack Preston, Dewey Hageman, Andy Glover, John Hansen, Todd Peterson, Dr. Lesley Travers, Ryan Schilreff, Clay Peterson and Julie Kilty.

Wyrulec and CoBank representatives presenting the EWC Foundation with a check. Left to Right: Kendra Knudsen, Jack Preston, Dewey Hageman, Andy Glover, John Hansen, Todd Peterson, Dr. Lesley Travers, Ryan Schilreff, Clay Peterson and Julie Kilty.

 

According to Wyrulec’s General Manager Ryan Schilreff “Wyrulec was able to utilize $5,000 in donated capital credits and match those funds, dollar-for-dollar in a partnership with CoBank’s Sharing Success program.” CoBank, a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit Associations throughout the United States, created the Sharing Success program to support the charitable contributions of its customers.

Through the program, the bank’s cooperative customers can invest in the non-profit organization of their choice and CoBank will match those funds up to $5,000. Schilreff feels the partnership through CoBank makes sense because of the bank’s commitment to U.S. agriculture and rural communities. The Wyrulec Board of Directors is pleased that it was able to invest in the ATEC facility and believes that the region will see a direct benefit from a high-tech facility that advances agricultural education.

Each year Wyrulec provides up to $10,000 in scholarship support for area students. The scholarships follow the local students to their higher education institution of choice. Investing in ATEC will be another way that Wyrulec is able to participate in the lives of their co-op members and families.

For more information about ATEC, please contact John Hansen, Director for Institutional Development, 307.532.8304 or john.hansen@ewc.wy.edu.

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