Growers Help Reduce Malnutrition By Gifting Grain Through Elevator

Apr 09, 2015

wsf49Many farmers aren’t aware that there is an alternative to writing a check or swiping a credit card to make a donation to the World Soy Foundation (WSF)—direct gifting of grain through your elevator.

Joel Thorsrud, USB Director and North Dakota grower, gives to the WSF through his grain elevator each year. Thorsrud chooses to donate this way because it’s an easy process and means the income from donated grain never hits his books.

“I just tell the secretary at the elevator how much I want to send to the World Soy Foundation and she sends it,” Thorsrud said.

Direct gifting of grain is a unique way that growers can give to the WSF, the philanthropic arm of your industry and the American Soybean Association (ASA).  Here are the simple steps to giving through your elevator:

  • Tell the cooperative accountant, secretary or appropriate representative that you would like to gift the value of (##) bushels to the World Soy Foundation. The elevator will handle the transaction to complete the gift
  • If your elevator needs to set up a specific account in order to complete the gift, simply direct them to email or call (314) 576-1770 with the information they need, and we will be happy to assist in setting up an account

One important note: Please tell the elevator to include your name and contact information with your gift so the World Soy Foundation is able to send you verification and receipt of the gift.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at (314) 576-1770 or by email at Join us in reducing malnutrition through the power of soy!

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