Local farmer supports Plymouth County through America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM

Posted April 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Plymouth County Fairground’s Livestock Barn and Kingsley-Pierson FFA will now be able better serve the community, thanks to the support of Kingsley farmer, Jordan Plendl and America’s Farmers Grow Communities.

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Plymouth County farmer Jordan Plendl presents $2,500 check to Plymouth County Fair Board members.

Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow CommunitiesSM provides farmers in eligible counties the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice. To further support counties declared natural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to the drought this year, winning farmers in these counties are able to direct double donations, a total of $5,000.

Plymouth County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Plendl the opportunity to choose two organizations to receive $2,500 donations. Plendl selected Plymouth County Fairground’s Livestock Barn and Kingsley-Pierson FFA. Plymouth County Fair Board will use the donation to complete plumbing, electrical and fencing work in the new livestock building on the Plymouth County Fairgrounds.

The Kingsley-Pierson FFA will use the funds to support educational trips.

“The Plymouth County Fairgrounds is a gathering place for the entire community,” Plendl said. “I am happy to support the Fairgrounds because it brings families together and has a strong focus on agriculture.”

This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest nearly $6 million in rural America through Grow CommunitiesSM, which includes double donations for counties impacted by the historic drought. In Iowa, $495,000 is being given across 99 counties.

America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to partner with farmers in helping them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to strengthen rural America.For a complete list of Grow CommunitiesSM winners and more program information, please visit growcommunities.com.

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.

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