ELK MOUND – Local farmer Ann Lily, of Dunn County, Wis., directed $2,500 to Elk Mound FFA through America’s Farmers Grow Communities. With the donation, the FFA will make improvements within the chapter.
Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.
“I have been involved with farming my entire life,” said Lily. “Selecting the FFA for the donation was an easy choice. The FFA students are always trying to improve the community.”
America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations doing important work in rural communities. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. The search for funding to sustain and enhance programs is a year-round job for nonprofit organizations across the country. Through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, farmers have been able to support a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities launched in 2010, and has since donated over $13 million to more than 5,200 nonprofit organizations across the country. America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is part of the America’s Farmers initiative, which highlights and celebrates the important contributions farmers make every day to our society.
For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit growcommunities.com.