Agricultural Heritage Endowment Fund
A member of HCCF’s Spirit of Community fund family, grants sustain the spirit and rich history of our agricultural heritage by supporting activities associated with agriculture education, youth organizations, and other related agriculture programs in Hancock County.
AgrIInstitute Endowment Fund
Founded by the AgrIInstitute, this fund provides support for leadership development programs in Hancock County, with a preference for agricultural programs.
Mary E. Carmichael Fund for the Future of Agriculture
Mary Elizabeth Carmichael was a life-long resident of Hancock County for 91 years. Mary and her husband, Virgil, were full-time farmers from 1940 to 1986. Together they owned an Oliver dealership in 1946 and a Massey-Harris dealership from 1956 to 1958. Mary was an experienced tractor and truck driver, accountant, and partner in the business.Mary lived on the same farm in Green Township for 63 years and was actively engaged in its operation. Her life exemplified selflessness and devotion to family, and this fund will continue her generosity by supporting the agricultural community of Hancock County.
This scholarship provides educational support to graduating seniors and past graduates of a Hancock County public high school planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in agriculture at a land-grant college. See guidebook for a complete list of requirements.