FARMKENTUCKY (8/17/14) — Farmers now have the opportunity to contribute $3.3 million to organizations in their communities.

To honor and support the tradition of service organizations in rural America, the America's Farmers Grow Communities program is partnering with farmers to direct $2,500 donations to individual nonprofit organizations. The program, which kicks off its fifth year Aug. 1, benefits 1,324 counties across 40 states.

Organizations that received funding in the past include fire departments, food pantries, community group and youth service programs like FFA and 4-H. In the smaller, rural communities where this program operates, a donation like this can make the difference in dozens of lives.

The results include better-equipped volunteer fire departments, food pantries stocked with more fresh produce, improved meeting halls and fair grounds, and opportunities for youth leadership development.

Since its inception in 2010, Grow Communities has invested more than $16 million in 6,000 nonprofit organizations across rural America. In Kentucky alone, Grow Communities has provided $390,000 to nonprofit organizations over the past five years.

America's Farmers Grow Communities is part of the America's Farmers initiative. These programs, supported by the Monsanto Fund, have awarded over $22 million to rural communities since 2010. Connect with America's Farmers on Facebook or @AmericasFarmers on Twitter. Join the #GrowCommunities conversation today.

To enroll or learn more, visit www.AmericasFarmers.com, or call toll-free (877) 267-3332.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Gracie Weinzierl

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

River Run, Health and Hospitality Fest Scheduled for May 16

HENDERSON, Ky. (4/25/15) — On Saturday, May 16, 2015 runners will make the trek from Evansville, Ind. to Henderson,… Read More

Teaching, Coaching Celebration Planned for Bobby Fox

NEBO, Ky. (4/24/15) — There will be a teaching and coaching tribute celebration for Hopkins County teacher Bobby Fox at… Read More
1 DOW 18,080.14
+21.45 (0.12%)    
2 S&P 2,117.69
+4.76 (0.23%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,092.08
+36.02 (0.71%)    

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 11875

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 7467

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 5777

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 20, 2015 4864

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4064

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 11875

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8798

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 24, 2015 4064

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 1063

Career Fair Provides Students Information about…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 25, 2015 1048

Above and Beyond: Wade Simons

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 1018

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 1009

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by Karen McKnight
April 24, 2015 967

Probation and Parole Violators - April 24, 2015

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 920

Regional Eighth Grade Math Contest Held

by Joyce Riggs
April 24, 2015 897

Baptist Health Holds ‘Walk in the Park’ as Part…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 887

Elementary Girls in Good GRACES with Unique…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 24, 2015 879

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News