The Morrow County Junior Fair Board is the recipient of a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer, Jeff and Samantha Sayers of Morrow County.
The donation will help the Junior Fair Board make some upgrades to the goat barn. Fill is needed and potentially, better gates on the end of the barn to help contain the livestock if they get out of their pens.
Julie Logan, Junior Fair Coordinator, said “The Junior Fair Board works to raise money that is donated like this award We try to do upgrades/Improvements to benefit the fair community. This is an ongoing goal of ours.
We appreciate being the recipient of this donation. On behalf of the Junior Fair Board we would like to thank the Sayers family.”
Samantha Sayers said “We’ve been greatly appreciative of what the fair does for the kids and this is also beneficial to the fair.” She was instrumental in bringing the Clover Bud program for youngsters to join before they are eligible for 4-H. She and her husband, two daughters and infant son reside on a farm near Edison.
For six years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $22 million to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America. Winning farmers will direct donations to non-profits to help fight rural hunger, purchase lifesaving fire and EMS equipment, support ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources and so much more.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support local non profit causes that positively impact farming communities across rural America. Grow Communities is one program in the America’s Farmers Community Outreach effort sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
Other programs include America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides $1,500 college scholarships to high school and college students pursuing ag-related degrees and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education which works with farmers to nominate rural school districts to compete for $10,000 and $25,000 math and science grants. The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities
where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work.
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