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Application deadline for Monsanto community program ends Wednesday

by Ben Nuelle

Monsanto will stop accepting applications for one of their community programs Wednesday.

A program sponsored through the Monsanto fund called “Grow Communities” ends November 30th.

Brian Leake is with Monsanto.

“What we want to do is encourage farmers to apply to that program. For folks that don’t know, once they are eligible, if they are the winning farmer in that county, to nominate a $2,500 gift from the Monsanto fund to the non-profit or organization of their choice in their community,” Leake says.

Leake adds it’s a great way for Monsanto and farmers to identify needs in the community.

“A lot of times it’s a local FFA or 4-H organization, food pantry, emergency response group, EMS, or firefighter/paramedic group. It really helps build the community in the way the farmer can assess the need and tell us where the money needs to go.”

There are more than 1,300 communities in 41 states Monsanto is making grant money available for.

“It’s a widely applicable program. Monsanto fund is investing more than $3 million this year in the program and more than $23 million since the program’s inception in 2010.”

Leake says Monsanto recently launched a similar program called “America’s Farmers.”

Again, they will accept applications for their “Grow Communities” program until Wednesday.

Monsanto will stop accepting applications for one of their community programs Wednesday.

 

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