(AREA) Today is the last day for farmers to sign up for the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
This program gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite community nonprofit organization. Through this program, more than $7.3 million has been donated to rural communities across the country. New this year, rural community members in eligible counties have the opportunity to suggest an idea or initiative for a farmer to consider in his/her America’s Farmers Grow Communities entry; you will need the name of your nonprofit organization and a brief description of the project.
Due to the worst drought in 50 years, nearly 500 of the 1,271 Grow Communities counties have been declared disaster areas by the USDA. To help these counties, the Monsanto Fund is providing an additional $2,500 donation through America’s Farmers Grow Communities.
To sign up for the program, visit www.americasfarmers.com/growcommunities.