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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Area farmer awarded $5K

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  • Joan Hopper of Chillicothe has been selected as a winner in America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
    Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations. To further support counties that have been declared disaster areas due to drought by the USDA winning farmers in these counties were able to direct double the donation, a total of $5,000 to further support the community.
    Livingston County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Joan Hopper, the opportunity to place two $2,500 donations. Joan Hopper selected Chula Fire Department and SALT.
    Chula Fire Department, SALT, Joan Hopper and a Monsanto representative participated in a check presentation ceremony Monday, March 25 at the Chula Fire Department.
    In 1,271 eligible counties in 39 states, farmers could sign up for the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation for their favorite community nonprofit. This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest over $5 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties suffering from the historic drought. America's Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society and to help them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund's overall effort to support rural America. For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit growcommunities.com.
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