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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 19, 2017

Donation made to 4-H program

Sep 11, 2017
From left are the Bell Family-Kerri, Lance, Sophie and Ellie; Washington County 4-H/Youth Coordinator Amy Green; and Monsanto District Sales Manager Shauna Sieren.

Washington County farmer Kerri Bell has won the opportunity to direct a $2,500 dollar donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, to Washington County Extension and 4-H.

“Washington County Extension is grateful to Kerri Bell for directing this donation to our 4-H program. We are excited to work with the Bell family and will use this money to help make our 4-H/Youth programs even stronger and reach our goals,” said, Amy Green, Washington County 4-H/Youth Coordinator.

The Grow Communities program’s purpose is to make a positive impact in farm communities by partnering with farmers to support the causes that are important to them in their communities. Each year, farmers enter for a chance to win a $2,500 donation that they direct to a local nonprofit.

Since the program began in 2010, farmers have directed more than $26 million in donations across a broad cross-section of organizations that reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including food banks, emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others.

“Farmers have directed funds to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America since Grow Communities began,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “Farmers are truly committed to this program because they see the difference the donation makes in their community.”

For more information or to see a complete list of the 2017 America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipients, visit www.GrowCommunities.com.

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