Friday, December 10, 2010
America's Farmers Grow Communities Program
Farmers who are 21 years or older and actively engaged in farming a minimum of 250 acres of corn, soybeans and/or cotton; or 40 acres of open field Vegetables (as defined above) ; or at least 10 acres of tomatoes, peppers, and/or cucumbers grown in protected culture (glasshouse, nethouse, plastic) can apply to the America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. This program supports rural farming communities by offering farmers the opportunity to register to win $2,500 for their favorite community charity. Recipients could include FFA, 4-H, school or other civic organization – e.g., hospital, fire department or food pantry.
Monsanto realizes the importance of rural communities and want to support the communities where farmers, Monsanto Company’s customers, live and work. This program is available in 38 states and 1,204 counties. The applicaiton period closes December 31st so you will need to act quickly in order to take advantage of this opportunity. Winners were be selected in January and announced in February. For more details and information visit their website.