Orange City American Legion Awarded Funds from Ag Partners

The American Legion Post 329 in Orange City was recently awarded a financial donation from LocalMotion – a companywide program offered by Ag Partners, L.L.C. – for $500.

The funding will be used toward the cost of doing landscaping around a veterans memorial in Orange City, which was constructed several years ago and features the names of many local veterans from World War II to present day.

“The memorial is in a place where many people are driving by and seeing it,” said Jim Van Gorp, membership chairman for American LORaegion Post 329. “We wanted to add trees and shrubs to the area around the memorial to enhance it even further.”

Van Gorp said additional fundraising to pay for the landscaping will be done in February. The American Legion plans to begin the landscaping in the spring.

Focused on making a difference in its many local communities, Ag Partners donates 1 percent of net profits from agronomy sales annually to numerous projects throughout its trade territory. 

Last year, funds donated through the LocalMotion Program went to fund projects such as funding to start an agriculture education program at Western Christian High School, funding to update the Royal Library’s video and audio book selection, and funding to assist the Hospers Fire Department in purchasing new cylinders for the firefighter’s air packs.

Donations through the LocalMotion program are available, but not limited to, individuals, civic organizations, businesses, schools and for community events. A donation request form must be completed to begin the request process. Contact your local Ag Partners location for more information, or visit


Jim Van Gorp, membership chairmain for American legion Post 329 accepts a

check from Gerald Droog, Feed Customer Services Represenative for Ag


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