America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation supports local organization
Sand Rock High School recently received a $2,500 donation from Cherokee County farmer Ronnie Abernathy and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization purchase Chromebooks for the students.
“Sand Rock School is honored to receive a $2,500 donation from the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities program,” said Principal Ben East. “We are grateful to Mr. Ronnie Abernathy for selecting Sand Rock School to receive this award. We are thrilled to be able to use this generous donation to provide technology that will allow our students to continue to receive quality educational opportunities.”
For five years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $16.5 million to over 7,300 community organizations across rural America. This year winning farmers will direct another $3.3 million to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase life saving fire and EMS equipment, support ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and so much more.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities is part of the America’s Farmers initiative. Since 2010, the America’s Farmers campaign and programs have advocated on behalf of farmers and their efforts to meet society’s needs through agriculture. Today, consumers are more interested than ever in agriculture and how food is grown. Consider joining the conversation and helping to raise awareness about agriculture. Learn more at FoodDialogues.com.
A sister program in the America’s Farmers effort, Grow Rural Education, is currently in its farmer nomination phase. Farmers interested in supporting math and science education in their communities should visit www.GrowRuralEducation.com from now through April 1 to learn how.
About America’s Farmers
The America’s Farmers initiative celebrates U.S. farmers and highlights the importance of agriculture through communications and community outreach programs. To learn more, visit America’s Farmers at www.americasfarmers.com.
About the Monsanto Fund
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.