Joann Schauf and her son, Jonathan Schauf of rural Butler County, were honored yesterday at the Augusta Public Library by being winners in America’s Farmer Grow Communities program, which gives farmers the opportunity to win  $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations.  The awards are available through Monsanto Fund.  The Schaufs designated Augusta Public Library to receive the award.
Ben McClure, a Monsanto representative was on hand to make the check presentation.
“We have wonderful plans to use the money.  We asked the toddlers to be here because the funds will be used to purchase some new child-size furniture, computer keyboards and mice.  We will have a Learning Wall -- this is something we’ve had in mind for awhile and now we have the funds.  Everyone will be able to see it and enjoy using it,” Library Director Lynne Holloway advised.
The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is a part of a broad commitment by Monsanto Fund to highlight the importan contributions farmers make every day to our society by helping them grow their local communities.