Dows Library Awarded Donation From Local Farmer



As local winner of the Farmers Grow program farmer Duane Hess of Dows directed a $2,500 donation to go to the Dows Public Library as part of the America's Farmers Grow Communities program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. 

Since the program began in 2010, the Grow Communities program has partnered with farmers to support nonprofit organizations important to them in their local communities.  The program has given more than $29 million to over 8,000 organizations across rural America since its inception, including more than $3 million to over 1,300 organizations in 2018.  Each year, farmers from eligible counties enter for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit organization in their community.  These organizations within each community reflect the makeup and character of rural America.

"Farmers play a vital role in rural communities and through their commitment to the Grow Communities program, we are able to provide the monetary support these nonprofit organizations need to make an impact," said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president.  "We are proud to play a part in helping these rural communities grow and thrive."

Thank you Duane and Monsanto!

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