Farmer Program Seeks To Award More Than $3 Million To Nonprofits In 2018

The Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program Gives Local Farmers a Chance to Help Their Communities

Now through – Nov. 1, local farmers can enroll in the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a local eligible nonprofit organization.

Since 2010, the Grow Communities program has given more than $26 million to nonprofits across rural America. Farmers have helped award more than $737,000 in Michigan since 2010.

Nonprofit organizations help rural communities thrive, and farmers in Michigan counties have the opportunity to help local organizations. Through the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, local farmers can enroll for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a local eligible nonprofit organization.

New this year, all farmers are now eligible to enroll in the program, as long as they meet the requirement of being 21 years old and actively engaged in farming at least 250 acres of crops or more. The Grow Communities program will award more than $3 million to nonprofits across rural America in 2018.

These funds are being used to provide support to a variety of rural nonprofit organizations that reflect the makeup and character of their local communities, including food banks, emergency response organizations, youth agriculture programs and many others. Since the program began in 2010, the Grow Communities program has awarded more than $26 million in donations to nonprofits toward causes positively impacting farming communities.

“Through the years, we have seen this program impact countless local communities, and we are proud to partner with farmers on this initiative to continue supporting nonprofit organizations important to them,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “Because of farmers’ commitment to the Grow Communities program, their donations have provided vital support to organizations that make a lasting impact in local communities throughout the U.S.”

Local farmers can easily enroll in the Grow Communities program from now to Nov. 1, 2017. Online enrollment, as well as a complete list of program rules and eligibility information, can be found at www.GrowCommunities.com or by calling 1-877-267-3332 toll-free.


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