FFA Awarded America's Farmers Grow Communities

FFA Awarded America's Farmers Grow Communities
Posted on 10/04/2018
This is the image for the news article titled FFA Awarded America's Farmers Grow CommunitiesSt. Charles County farmer Tim Hughes directed a $2,500 to the Orchard Farm FFA as part of America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. 

As part of their mission, FFA will use the funds to add an FFA chicken coop for those students needing and or wanting an agriculture project without the supplies or the ability at home.
Since the program began in 2010, the Grow Communities program has partnered with farmers to support nonprofit organizations vital to them in their local communities. The program has given more than $29 million to farming communities since its inception, including more than $3 million in 2018. Each year, farmers enter for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit they care about in their community. The organizations reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs, food banks, and many others.

“Farmers play a pivotal role in rural communities, and through their commitment to the Grow Communities program, we can provide the monetary support these nonprofit organizations need to make an impact,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “We’re proud to play a part in helping these rural communities grow and thrive.”  

To see if a nonprofit in your local community is a 2018 America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipient, visit www.GrowCommunities.com. 
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