Lincoln County farmer, Chris Kaimann, 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 Winfield FFA.
Winfield FFA will use the funds to expand the chapter by adding more technology to the Ag classrooms and to help launch The Food for America Program.
“Thank you Chris for donating this money to our chapter. It’s people like you that make our chapter grow and thrive in more ways than one. We are so grateful for this grant that you have rewarded Winfield FFA,” said, Clare Eggering, Winfield FFA reporter.
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.”