The Bank of Tioga employees gift donation to the Divide

The Bank of Tioga initiates annual livestock matching donation program

July 28, 2023

Crosby, ND, July 28, 2023 – The Bank of Tioga is proud to have marked another year of the 4-H/FFA matching livestock donation program, which the bank initiated in 2017. For every dollar 4-H/FFA youth donate to the livestock fund the bank matches it up to $2,500. Since the program’s inception, over $10,000 has been raised for fairground facility improvements.

Funds have helped improve the livestock facilities, repair and replace panels and pens for increased safety for participants along with their animals. In recent years a large percent of 4-H/FFA youth have voluntarily participated. The program is one way to inspire giving and help continue the legacy of the fair and the ag community.


Pictured above: Stella with her champion spring calf and Nora with her reserve champion spring calf. 

“This program has been a huge success in past years allowing for some really great updates to the facilities. We understand the hard work participants put into getting their livestock ready for sale day and think this is a great way to help out our kids in the future years,” said The Bank of Tioga Vice President of Ag Banking, Lee Rindel. “It is encouraging to see first-hand the importance of giving back to the community and how it impacts the same. In addition, it is exciting to see the improvements, but more importantly the kids working with their animals and learning important life lessons and all the responsibilities they will carry with them forever.”

The goal of the program is to help teach local youth the importance of giving back to their community by raising funds to improve and further develop the facilities utilized during 4-H/FFA activities at the Divide County Fairgrounds. Donations are welcome from parents, grandparents and other fair participants to help build up the program. 

Most recently, time and effort has upgraded the small animal barn. Anyone is encouraged to stop by to see first-hand the improvements been made by the community’s generosity. To learn more about this program, please contact Lee Rindel at

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