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AGCO Agriculture Foundation Helps Local, Global Communities Combat Hunger

Metti Richenhagen, the managing director of AAF, talked with “Closer Look” host Rose Scott about the foundation’s global response during the COVID-19 pandemic and a partnership with the Global Growers Network to help renovate the Clarkston International Garden.
Metti Richenhagen, the managing director of AAF, talked with “Closer Look” host Rose Scott about the foundation’s global response during the COVID-19 pandemic and a partnership with the Global Growers Network to help renovate the Clarkston International Garden.
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With a global footprint of preventing and combating hunger through agricultural development, a Duluth-based private foundation is helping refugees in Clarkston and communities throughout the world.

According to the AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF) website, the foundation was launched in 2018. AGCO Corporation is an agricultural machinery manufacturing company and AAF stands as its philanthropic arm.

On Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Metti Richenhagen, the managing director of AAF, talked with show host Rose Scott about the foundation’s global response during the COVID-19 pandemic and a partnership with the Global Growers Network (GGN) to help renovate the Clarkston International Garden.

“The Clarkston International Garden now has a new ecological design but promotes biodiversity and future diverse crops and production techniques,” said Richenhagen.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.