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Farmers have chance to direct $3.3M to nonprofits

Farmers now have the opportunity to contribute $3.3 million to organizations throughout rural America. To honor and support the tradition of service organizations in rural America, the America's Farmers Grow Communities program is partnering with farmers to direct $2,500 donations to individual nonprofit organizations. The program, which kicks off its fifth year Aug. 1, benefits 1,324 counties across 40 states.

Organizations that received funding in the past include fire departments, food pantries, community groups, and youth service programs like FFA and 4-H. In the smaller, rural communities where this program operates, a donation like this can make the difference in dozens of lives. The results include better-equipped volunteer fire departments, food pantries stocked with more fresh produce, improved meeting halls and fair grounds, and opportunities for youth leadership development.

Since its inception in 2010, Grow Communities has invested more than $16 million in 6,000 nonprofit organizations across rural America. In the Dakotas alone, Grow Communities has provided $1,060,000 to nonprofit organizations over the past five years.

America's Farmers Grow Communities is part of the America's Farmers initiative. These programs, supported by the Monsanto Fund, have awarded over $22 million to rural communities since 2010. Connect with America's Farmers on Facebook or @AmericasFarmers on Twitter. Join the #GrowCommunities conversation today.

To enroll or learn more, visit http://www.AmericasFarmers.com, or call toll-free 877-267-3332.

About America's Farmers:

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The America's Farmers campaign highlights the importance of modern US Agriculture through communications and community outreach programs that partner with farmers to impact rural America. The outreach programs include:

America's Farmers Grow Communities supports rural America by offering farmers the chance to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organization.

America's Farmers Grow Rural Education supports rural education by offering farmers the chance to nominate local school districts, who can compete for a $10,000 or $25,000 merit-based grant to enhance math and science education.

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders gives students pursuing a career in agriculture the opportunity to earn a $1,500 scholarship towards their education.

To learn more, visit America's Farmers at http://www.AmericasFarmers.com. F

–Monsanto

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