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America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program, a The Monsanto Fund’s provides opportunity for farmers to make a difference in rural communities nationwide

  • From Aug. 1 – Nov. 30, eligible farmers in eligible counties can enroll for the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program to win a $2,500 donation to direct to a local eligible nonprofit organization
  • America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, provides farmers the opportunity to support and give back to a nonprofit of their choice
  • Since 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program has awarded more than $1 million to nonprofits in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

From now through November 30, 2016, eligible farmers residing in eligible counties will have the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to a local eligible nonprofit organization. As part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, farmers will direct more than $3 million dollars to eligible nonprofits across rural America in 2017.

The program, initiated in 2010, recognizes the importance of rural communities as the backbone of America, has awarded more than $22 million in donations to a broad cross-section of organizations that reflect the makeup and character of rural America. Non-profits benefitting from the fund include emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others.

“We are excited to team up with farmers once again to help support the causes that mean the most to them and that have an impact in their local communities,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “Because of their commitment to this program, thousands of nonprofit organizations have been able to enhance the important programs and services they provide, having a positive impact on the communities they serve.”

Eligible farmers can enroll or learn more about the program by visiting www.GrowCommunities.com, or calling 1-877-267-3332. Additional information can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericasFarmersGrowCommunities.

The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Community Outreach initiative.

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