The Collegiate Farm Bureau Ag Club at Monroe County Community College continues to grow with more students and a generous donation from the Ida Farmers Cooperative.

On Thursday, Pat Hanley, the new manager of the co-op, gave a check for $1,655 to Andrew McCain, coordinator of the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology educational program at the college. The check was from corn grown among the club’s various plots next to the campus off S. Raisinville Rd. and then sold through the co-op. One corn plot was an MSU corn nematode test plot and the rest of the corn was harvested from a Golden Harvest variety demonstration plot, said Ned Birkey, an agricultural consultant and MSU Extension Educator Emeritus.

The money goes to the club and will be used for a variety of things, including special scholarships, books, class supplies, costs with managing the farm and whatever else the officers of the club decide, McCain said.