GRM Networks’ Board of Directors has awarded a combined total of $5,000 to the Lamoni and Mormon Trail FFA Chapters to promote education about cooperatives. The award was funded by unclaimed capital credits of former GRM Networks cooperative members from Iowa.According to Iowa law, GRM Networks may donate the unclaimed capital credits back to the communities in which those residents lived. The unclaimed capital credits may be used for teaching or promoting cooperatives through education.“For more than 200 years, cooperatives have demonstrated the significant role they hold in society,” said Mitchell Bailey, CEO of GRM Networks. “A cooperative ourself, we understand firsthand the value cooperatives provide to their communities and we are proud of the opportunities we are able to offer our youth. Through this monetary award, our next generation and future leaders will develop cooperative-minded projects that provide hands-on learning, enabling them to observe the cooperative structure and experience the economic and social benefits cooperatives provide. We look forward to seeing the projects these FFA students develop.”