Buffalo County farmer Dan Senn 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 the Buffalo County 4-H Club – Hill & Hollow Helping Hands 4-H Club.
Hill & Hollow Helping Hands 4-H Club will use the funds to develop a service-learning project that will develop the skills of its members and give back to the rural Fountain City community.
“This donation means so much to our club members. This funding allows us to continue our quality youth development programming with our next generation of young leaders,” said, Nicole Hunger, Hill & Hollow Helping Hands 4-H Club volunteer leader. Jason Bork, Hill & Hollow Helping Hands 4-H Club volunteer leader, noted, “This Grow Communities grant comes at the perfect time and we are very appreciative to Dan Senn. Just now with new leadership, young eager members and a long tradition of 4-H in our area we are poised to make a big difference and these funds can make it happen.”
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.” This is the third time that Buffalo County 4-H clubs or groups have generously received the funds.
For more information or to see a complete list of the 2017 America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipients, visit www.GrowCommunities.com.