Butler County Times Gazette
  • Local farmer supports Butler County through Grow Communities

  • Berean Academy in Elbing and the Pregnancy and Family Resource Center in Augusta will now be able to better serve the community thanks to the support of local farmers, Orlando and Mabel Penner, and America’s Farmers Grow Communities.
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  • Berean Academy in Elbing and the Pregnancy and Family Resource Center in Augusta will now be able to better serve the community thanks to the support of local farmers, Orlando and Mabel Penner, and America’s Farmers Grow Communities.
    Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides farmers in eligible counties the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice. To further support counties declared natural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to drought this year, winning farmers in these counties are able to direct double donations, a total of $5,000.
    Butler County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving the Penners the opportunity to choose two organizations to receive $2,500 donations.
    “This is very exciting,” Orlando said. “I am glad that I was able to help my community after the historic drought.”
    This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest nearly $6 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties impacted by the historic drought. In Kansas, $440,000 is being given across 88 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.
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