On Monday, April 13, 2020, Janelle Biernbaum, Economic Development Director for the City of Randolph was notified of three grant awards which she had applied for the Randolph Community Golf Course.
Darrin Nordhues, an avid golfer from Randolph who is an employee of Purina Animal Nutrition, which is owned by Land O’ Lakes advised Biernbaum of grant opportunities through the Land O’ Lakes Foundation in January when an application was submitted by Biernbaum to the Foundation.
Requirements of submitting a grant to the Land O’ Lakes Foundation required matching funds from other local agricultural related businesses. Nordhues contacted Brad Bargstadt, General Manager for Randolph Farm Supply, Inc., who sought and received approval from his Board of Directors for matching funds. Darrin also provided contact information for Biernbaum, to request matching funds from Central Valley Ag’s, (CVA) also a local business whose Corporate Office in York to seek matching grant funds as well.
Randolph Farm Supply, Inc. awarded a $2000.00 grant to the golf course with matching funds of $1000.00 from CVA, and $1000.00 from Land O’ Lakes Foundation.
The grant application was submitted for repairs and maintenance for the Randolph Golf Course Club house.
On Wednesday, April 15th, during the Randolph City Council Meeting check presentations for the grants were awarded by Brad Bragstadt from Randolph Farm Supply, Darrin Nordhuse, Purina Animal Nutrition, to City Administrator Ben Benton, Bill Schmidt, President of the Golf Board and Mike Strathman, Vice President of the Golf Board.
In accepting the grants totally $4000.00, Benton said, “this a great investment from our agricultural partners for our community’s Club House. This will allow us to make some of the needed repairs and maintenance needs for our aging Club House. And, I would like to especially thank Darrin Nordhuse for his insight into this grant for our community needs. “