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Colorado Association of Conservation Districts Present Award from D&D Farm Products from Prowers County

Don McBee Making Presentation

 

Colorado Association of Conservation Districts Awarded America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donation from Don McBee of D&D Farm Products, Inc. of Prowers County

  • Each year, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program partners with local farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits.
  • Grow Communities, which is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, provides farmers the opportunity to support and give back to nonprofit organizations they care about in their local communities by enrolling for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice.
  • Since 2010, the Grow Communities program has given more than $29 million to nonprofits across rural America.

LAMAR, COLORADO –  County farmer DON MCBEE, D&D FARM PRODUCTS, INC. directed a $2,500 grant to COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

As part of their education mission Colorado Association of Conservation Districts used the funds toward Camp Rocky, an education week-long residential camp for students 14 to 19 years of age who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources and agriculture and how the two impact one another. The goal of Camp Rocky is to educate and create an awareness of natural resources as they relate to agriculture and how the two impact one another.  This camp is also geared toward creating an interest for natural resources and agriculture as a possible career choice.   The entire board of CACD thanks Don McBee for nominating CACD as the non-profit of his choice.  Without grants such as the grant through the Monsanto Fund and student sponsorships received from the Conservation Districts of Colorado education events such as Camp Rocky would not be possible.

Since the program began in 2010, the Grow Communities program has partnered with farmers to support nonprofit organizations important to them in their local communities. The program has given more than $29 million to farming communities since its inception, including more than $3 million in 2018. Each year, farmers enter for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit they care about in their community. The organizations reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs, food banks and many others.

“Farmers play a pivotal role in rural communities, and through their commitment to the Grow Communities program, we are able to provide the monetary support these nonprofit organizations need to make an impact,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “We’re proud to play a part in helping these rural communities grow and thrive.”

To see if a nonprofit in your local community is a 2018 America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipient, visit www.GrowCommunities.com. You can also learn more about the Grow Communities program by checking out Facebook.com/AmericasFarmers.

About America’s Farmers

The America’s Farmers campaign highlights the importance of modern U.S. Agriculture through communications and community outreach programs that partner with farmers to impact rural America. To learn more, visit America’s Farmers at www.AmericasFarmers.com.

About the Monsanto Fund

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.

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