The 2016 Farm Progress Show raised $10,000 for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Iowa’s State Relief Fund during this year’s campaign and registration drive held during the show this past August. “Farm Progress is Veteran’s Progress” simultaneously raised funds and awareness for veterans when attendees registered at the event.
“We worked with the VFW of Iowa to register as many show visitors as possible and we wanted to team up with a group that would inspire show attendees to participate,” said Don Tourte, Penton Ag vice president and market leader. “We are grateful to all the workers at the show who help make it a success. For the state VFW, we hope this contribution serves as a useful resource for veterans in the state.”
Funds will help provide former members of the military with medical expenses, housing costs, food and other necessary expenses.