Philanthropy at work: Local farmer supports Fisher County through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

June 21, 2013

Drought stricken farmers and rural communities receive double funding

Roby High School FFA Chapter and Fisher County 4-H will now be able to better serve the community, thanks to the support of local farmer, Jeremy Terry, and America’s Farmers Grow Communities.
Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides farmers in eligible counties the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice. To further support counties declared natural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to drought this year, winning farmers in these counties are able to direct double donations, a total of $5,000.
Fisher County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Terry the opportunity to choose two organizations to receive $2,500 donations. Terry selected the Roby High School FFA Chapter and Fisher County 4-H.
Roby High School FFA Chapter will use the $2,500 to help offset the costs associated with membership, including covering travel expenses to the state convention.
Fisher County 4-H will use the donation to help fund future 4-H projects.
“Recently, our 4-H Club and FFA Chapter suffered a terrible tragedy,” said Terry. “Wild dogs ransacked the barn where both organizations house all of the show animals. It was devastating. I am so pleased to be able to help them through Grow Communities.”
This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest nearly $6 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties impacted by the historic drought.
In Texas, $395,000 is being given across 79 counties.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to partner with farmers in helping them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to strengthen rural America.
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.

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