21, 2014]NEW HOLLAND — Local farmer Jane
White has directed a $2,500 donation to the New Holland Fire
Protection District. The donation, funded by America's Farmers Grow
Communities, will be used to purchase personal protective equipment
for department firefighters.
"I have known people involved with the fire department for years,"
said White. "They do a lot of fundraising, and I know they could use
some new equipment. I hope the donation will help save lives."
America's Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to
support nonprofit organizations like the New Holland Fire Protection
District that are doing important work in their 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 such as 4-H and FFA.
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
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. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program is
part of the America's Farmers initiative, which highlights and
celebrates the important contributions farmers like Jane White make
Grow Communities, which supports rural communities by offering
farmers the chance to win $2,500 for their favorite local
Grow Rural Education, which supports rural education by offering
farmers the chance to nominate local school districts, which can
compete for a $10,000 or $25,000 merit-based grant to enhance
math and science education.
Mom of the Year, which celebrates women in agriculture by
offering the chance to win up to $10,000 and the title of
"National Farm Mom of the Year."
Grow Ag Leaders, which launches this year in Alabama, Georgia,
Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina and South Carolina and aims to
encourage the next generation to remain involved in agriculture
by offering students the chance to apply for a $1,500
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Co., is
a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm
communities where farmers and Monsanto employees live and work.
Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.