Local farmers Jeff and Diane Koch have directed a $2,500 donation to the Adel-Desoto Fine Arts Boosters Club. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help fund the purchase of a Boston Baby Grand Piano for use in the high school auditorium.
"I think the boosters’ club is a fine organization that opens up a lot of opportunities for students, and I’m happy to support them," Jeff Koch said.
Ogden farmer Craig Christensen has directed his $2,500 donation to the Ogden Men’s Club. The donation will help the club fund the Ogden Medical Clinic.
"This $2,500 donation will go toward building a general health clinic for the town of Ogden. I’m glad we can use it to give back to the community," said Christensen, who is also the secretary for the Ogden Men’s Club.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations that do important work in their communities. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice.
The search for funding to sustain and enhance programs is a year-round job for nonprofit organizations across the country.
The program is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and aims to support a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA.
The name Monsanto is synonymous with biotechnology and corporate agriculture. The Creve Coeur, Mo.-based company was a pioneer in biotechnology, along with Dow, DuPont, Bayer and BASF, also leaders in biotechnology and agricultural innovation.