American Elk Products Foundation Check-Off

March 1, 2017

The American Elk Products Foundation administers a voluntary check off program to allow producers to support the foundation and its mission. The program, referred to as the Elk Check Off, serves as an ongoing fundraising initiative for the AEPF. Producers can choose to participate by donating approximately one percent of their sales of elk products to the AEPF. Those funds will be directly used to further the foundation's mission in an effort to continue the growth of the elk industry for the foreseeable future. Current AEPF projects funded by the Elk Check Off Program include: NAEBA’s booth and expenses for the 16-day National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO.

Production of promotional materials on elk ranching and products.

NAEBA’s booth and expenses for other stock shows in Midwestern United States.

The program is completely voluntary and will be based on the honor system. There is an Elk Check Off donation form that producers can access on the foundation's website ( Donors can fill out the form based on the previous year's sales and they will become a participating ranch or business in the Elk Check Off program.

All participating ranches and businesses are listed on the AEPF website. In addition, these ranches can use the official Elk Check Off logo for that specific year on their advertising to show they are part of building the future. Checks should be made payable to the AEPF and the money will be deposited into the AEPF account. Since AEPF is a registered 501(c)(3) foundation, donations are tax deductible. Donation receipts will be sent within three weeks for accounting records.

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