Joann Schauf of Douglass has been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations.
The awards are available through Monsanto Fund. 
Mrs. Schauf has designated Augusta Public Library, 1609 State, to receive the award in Butler County.  
Lynne Holloway of the Augusta Public Library, Mrs. Schauf’s son, Jonathan and a Monsanto representative will participate in an award ceremony, 10:45 a.m. Thursday, at the library.
In its initial year, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program has provided nearly 500 farmers in 10 states with $2,500 awards to direct to their favorite nonprofit organization. On Aug. 31, the program expanded nationwide to more than 1,200 counties in 38 states.
The program is part of a broad commitment by Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society by helping them grow their local communities.
More than 20,000 farmers participated in the program, which is designed to benefit nonprofit groups such as ag youth, schools and other civic organizations.