Princeton, Kentucky May, 2017 –

Caldwell County County farmer Sandra Roberts has won the opportunity to direct a $2,500 dollar donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, to Caldwell Co. Agriculture Department at Caldwell Co. High School.

Caldwell Co. Agriculture Department will use the funds to expand the outdoor classroom area and the landscape beds used by the agriculture courses. Student in the Agriculture Program grown perennial plants, vegetables, fruit trees and most recently maintain a wildlife habitat in the area. The funds will be used to expand the current facility and finish the project currently in progress.

“We are very thankful to the Monsanto foundation as well the Roberts family for their continuous support and generous donation to our program.” Said Benji Kilgore, President of the Caldwell Co. FFA Organization.

The Grow Communities program’s purpose is to make a positive impact in farm communities by partnering with farmers to support the causes that are important to them in their communities. Each year, farmers enter for a chance to win a $2,500 donation that they direct to a local nonprofit.

Since the program began in 2010, farmers have directed more than $26 million in donations across a broad cross-section of organizations that reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including food banks, emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others.

“Farmers have directed funds to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America since Grow Communities began,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “Farmers are truly committed to this program because they see the difference the donation makes in their community.”

For more information or to see a complete list of the 2017 America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipients, visit www.GrowCommunities.com.

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