Monsanto Program Bringing More Donations to Rural Indiana

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Monsanto Program Bringing More Donations to Rural Indiana Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 By Andy Eubank – Sep 28, 2015 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Monsanto Program Bringing More Donations to Rural Indiana Previous articleChina Visit Promising for US AgNext articleLearning to Be an Animal Activist Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Grow Communities awardsAs Hoosier farmers eye the yield monitor in the combine this harvest, they might also ponder what local nonprofit organization would be worthy of a $2,500 donation. The local farmer can make it happen for his community via America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.Monsanto Customer Advocacy Manager Angie Allen explains the enrollment period is now through November 30th for the 2016 awards.“In January we will announce the winners and we will be giving another $3.3 million across 40 states. In December we will randomly select winners, one winner in each of the eligible counties, and then we’ll announce those winners in January. It’s just a very simple way to make a difference in your community, and all you have to do is go online and sign up at www.growcommunities.com.”Over $19 million has been awarded since the program’s start in 2010 and nearly every Indiana county received an award last year. Allen tells HAT the awards are often times designated for ag youth programs and schools, and emergency response organizations.“In Indiana farmer Harold Morgan (Carlisle, IN, Sullivan County) won last year and he directed his donation to the Carlisle-Haddon Fire Department and the organization used the money to buy a mobile cascading system which allows firefighters to refill their breathing tanks on site during an emergency.”Farmers are eligible to make nominations if they are 21 or older and actively farming in an eligible county even if they made a nomination last year. You do not have to be a Monsanto customer. The website is www.growcommunities.com or you can call 877-267-3332 to get full details and enroll. All quotes are delayed snapshots How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Facebook Twitter Name Sym Last Change SHARE Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 SHARE Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Facebook Twitter STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more