Dunn farmer directs funds to Food Harvest Ministry

KNAPP – Food Harvest Ministry has received a $2,500 donation from Dunn County farmer Mike Rasmussen and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization continue to operate and feed the 300 families that it feeds each month.

“We wanted to do something with agriculture, so we decided that directing the donation to the Food Harvest Ministry was a great way to associate it with the farm,” said Rasmussen. “My daughter-in-law has volunteered there before and has talked about how helpful it is for families in need.”

“Our organization is very proud to announce that after 18 years we still run 100 percent on volunteers,” said Board Member Deb Nelson. “We have approximately fifty members that help each month and that has kept us from having any paid employees. This means that this whole donation will be used to help those in need in the community.”

For five years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $16.5 million to over 7,300 community organizations across rural America. This year winning farmers will direct another $3.3 million to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase life saving fire and EMS equipment, support ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and so much more.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities is part of the America’s Farmers initiative. Since 2010, the America’s Farmers campaign and programs have advocated on behalf of farmers and their efforts to meet society’s needs through agriculture. Today, consumers are more interested than ever in agriculture and how food is grown. Consider joining the conversation and helping to raise awareness about agriculture. Learn more at FoodDialogues.com.

A sister program in the America’s Farmers effort, Grow Rural Education, is currently in its farmer nomination phase. Farmers interested in supporting math and science education in their communities should visit www.GrowRuralEducation.com from now through April 1 to learn how.