Each year, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program partners with local farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits. Grow Communities, which is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, provides farmers the opportunity to support and give back to nonprofit organizations they care about in their local communities.
This year, Polk County farmer, Ray Stall, directed a $2,500 donation to North Polk’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter as part of Grow Communities program.
As part of their mission, the North Polk FFA will use the funds to make improvements to the school’s existing greenhouse and to create raised garden beds that will be maintained by the students. Vegetables grown in the gardens will then be donated to local families in need.
“This project is made possible by a local farmer and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. We are very appreciative of Ray Stall choosing the North Polk FFA chapter to receive this donation,” said Jessica Hebert, agriculture teacher at North Polk. “This donation will allow for students to learn new skills involving plant growth and development, as well as give back to the community.”
On October 12, the district hosted a check presentation to honor this donation. Please join us as we show our appreciation to the Monsanto Fund, Grow Communities, and local farmer, Ray Stall for the generosity shown to our FFA chapter.
About America’s Farmers
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. To learn more, visit America’s Farmers at www.AmericasFarmers.com.
About the Monsanto Fund
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening farm communities and the communities where Monsanto employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.