The MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a grant to the Phelps County Fair to repair barn roofs and contribute to the purchase of a new stock tank. Gene Martin (right) of MFA Oil, presented a plaque and $2,000 check to Paul Hance, Jr. (left) a board member of the Phelps County Fair on May 29, 2009.
The MFA Oil Foundation, which was established in 1998, provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where MFA Oil has a significant concentration of members and employees.
MFA Oil president Jerry Taylor, describes the MFA Oil Foundation as “a program that allows our company to give support back to the small towns and rural communities that are the foundation of our business.” He said focus for selecting grant recipients is on three areas: programs designed to build knowledge and leadership skills of rural youth; agricultural and cooperative education programs; and organizations active in addressing and solving community problems and improving the quality of life.
ABOUT MFA OIL COMPANY: MFA Oil Company is a farmer-owned cooperative with more than 40,000 members. The company supplies fuels, lubricants, propane, and tires to customers in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Iowa. Through a subsidiary, MFA Oil operates Break Time conveniences stores in Missouri and Arkansas and Jeffy Lube and Big O Tire franchises in central Missouri.