Boyceville wrestling club receives $2,500 donation from local farmer, Monsanto Fund

BOYCEVILLE – The Boyce-ville wrestling program will now be able to expand services to students thanks to the support of local farmer, Chad Schlough, and America’s Farmers Grow Communities.

Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, which is the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides eligible farmers the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local, nonprofit organization of their choice.

Schlough selected the Boyceville wrestling program to receive the $2,500 donation.

“The $2,500 donation will be put to very good use by helping us complete upgrades to the wrestling room,” said District Administrator Kevin Sipple.

“Being part of the wrestling club was an excellent experience for my son and I’m happy to help them out,” said Schlough. “They do a great job with the kids.”

Schlough along with Alex Patten, District Sales Manager for Monsanto Company Wisconsin, came to Boyceville on March 14 for a ceremonial check presentation of $2,500 to the school and wrestling program.

Patten said that Chad Schlough was selected as the winner in Dunn County for “America’s Farmers Grow Communities”, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest nearly $6 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties that have been declared natural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to drought.

In Wisconsin, $247,500 is being given across 56 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.  For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit growcommunities.com.

About the Monsanto Fund

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.