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Gifts of Grain Program
The Jacobson Memorial Hospital Foundation (JMHF) is launching its “Gifts of Grain” program to help provide support of Grant County’s vital, local health care facility. By donating a commodity, such as small grains, corn or sunflowers, producers can make a significant impact on Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center’s ability to update equipment and continue to provide quality services in Grant County.

Clair Hauge serves as chairman of the Gifts of Grain program. Other JMHF board members include Aaron Levorsen, Jill Friesz, Jeff Hillius and James Schmidt.

The Gifts of Grain program will help raise much-needed funds to ensure the future of these vital health care services throughout Grant County.

“The hospital and its services impact all of us,” Hauge says. “We want producers to think about the importance of having emergency services so close to home, and understand that our rural hospital needs the support of all of us.”

Through the Gifts of Grain program, producers may find greater tax benefits than through a traditional cash gift.
The JMHF was established to support the life-saving services provided by the Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center, and announces the Gifts of Grain program as a unique opportunity for producers to help their local health care facility with a “community harvest.”

Farmers can make “above-the-line” charitable contributions of raised commodities that can be readily marketable by the JMHF. By contributing unsold grain to the JMHF, rather than selling the grain and donating cash, producers may be able to attain certain tax advantages. Producers are encouraged to consult a tax advisor to learn how this type of contribution fits their particular tax situation. Certain steps must be taken to assure the commodity contribution can attain the tax benefits.
 
JMHF is asking producers who wish to donate a commodity to contact the JMHF to inform us that the gift is to be made. Contact Foundation Director Jim Opdahl at 701-584-2792 or foundation@jacobsonhospital.org. Producers will be asked to complete a form on the website at www.jacobsonhospital.org or request a form at the telephone number above. The form should be received at least five business days prior to delivery at the elevator.

Stop by the JMHF’s booth at the 14th Annual Grant County Ag Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the community center in New Leipzig to learn more about the Gifts of Grain giving program.
Or contact the Foundation Director Jim Opdahl at the hospital at 701-584-2792 or e-mail foundation@jacobsonhospital.org.