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FORT COLLINS — Bank of Colorado earlier this month announced a donation of $50,000 for the construction of the Center of Agricultural Education located at Colorado State University’s ARDEC Research Campus, that will train new generations of agricultural teachers and leaders.
“Bank of Colorado is passionate about serving and giving back to our communities. We know that Leadership is key to the future of Agriculture and helping our young people get the training necessary to pursue a career in agriculture is important to us. This center will be a state-of-the art facility that will advance agricultural education throughout the region.” said Don Tomoi, President of Fort Lupton Bank of Colorado, in a news release about the donation.
The Center for Agricultural Education will be constructed at the CSU research farm north of Fort Collins when the university and Colorado FFA Foundation have fulfilled a $3.3-million fundraising goal. The campaign already had generated more than $2.4 million in donations from companies and individuals who understand the vital role of agriculture in the economy and society.
“Bank of Colorado has provided great leadership toward this project by initiating a gift toward the Center for Agriculture Education. This will go great lengths as we work to show the commitment level that all industries feel towards this project,” said Don Thorn, Executive Director of the Colorado FFA Foundation.