In 1,271 eligible counties and parishes in 39 states, farmers could sign up for the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation for their favorite community nonprofit. This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest over $5 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties suffering from the historic drought.
A check presentation was held Tuesday at the Mer Rouge State Bank and Turner's secretary, Millicent Oldham and Monsanto Territory Sales Manager Randy Giesbrecht presented checks to Oakwoods Administrator Susan Musgrove and Mer Rouge Community Chest representative Nancy Lowery.
America's Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society and to help them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund's overall effort to support rural America. For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit growcommunities.com.