Why join the Grange? Why, indeed?
Answer: for the opportunities.
For the opportunity to give back to the community.
For the opportunity to make a difference.
For the opportunity to develop and hone your leadership skills.
For the opportunity to engage your children in meaningful programs in a safe place.
For the opportunities your children will have to grow and mature in leadership roles.
For the opportunity to meet like-minded, community service-oriented people.
The list goes on, and it is slightly different with each and every Grange, as each local Grange addresses the challenges that their local community faces. Whether the local challenge is Hunger, assisting the local School District, encouraging young people to continue in Agriculture, or something else, the Grange is ready to enable people and groups, provide opportunities for meeting the challenges and honing leadership skills along the way.
What is the cost? $40.00 per calendar year; pro-rated by quarters if you join during the year.
Were your Parents or Grandparents farmers? In 1880, 54% of everyone enumerated in the census listed themselves as in the farming industry. Many of us are not farmers, but know that we have farming in our blood, albeit a few generations back. The Grange, originally known as the Patrons of Husbandry, National Grange, is the oldest Agricultural Fraternity in America. It has a distinguished history, related elsewhere on this website, and in other places. Your local Grange, Winona Grange #271, is your town's representative of this proud organization.
We are individually and collectively beginning to realize that bringing vegetables in from the opposite side of the planet, or expecting that a government situated a continent away will meet our every need, are not long-term solutions for anyone, but long-term problems for everyone. Real answers come from much closer to home; from your neighbors and fellow townspeople. Your town needs the Grange, and the Grange needs you. Together, we can and will make a difference. Help us enable our community. Join the Grange.
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