I wanted to share with you the great news that The Linn County Fair found out late last month. Read the press release below for more details:
Linn County Fair received Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities Award
Alan and Kathy Moorman of Coggon have been selected as winners in Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Grow CommunitesSM Project, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local non-profit organizations in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. The Moormans have designated the Linn County Fair to receive the award to be used to support 4-H at the fair.
Kathy says she is very excited to have been selected as the winner for Linn County. “I nominated the Linn County Fair because I believe they understand the importance of the 4-H program and will use this money to keep 4-H strong at the fair in the future,” she says. “I know money is tight right now, especially in a small community like ours, so I’m sure this grant is going to be very helpful and appreciated.” Kathy is the 4-H leader for the Coggon Clippers 4-H Club, and is also a nurse at Surgery Center Cedar Rapids. Her husband Al was unable to be there for the check presentation because he had been up all night doing field work and was working his day job at Simon’s Grain and Feed in Manchester.
“The America’s Farmers Grow Communities Project is a great program,” says Deb Zumbach, Linn County Fair Association Treasurer. “We really appreciate Monsanto doing it.”
The $2,500 donation was awarded at a ceremony held April 29th at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Central City. The America’s Farmers Grow Communities Project was offered throughout Iowa and in parts of Missouri and Arkansas. It is part of a broad commitment by Monsanto Company to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society by helping them grow their local communities. More than 7,500 farmers participated in the program, which is designed to benefit non-profit groups such as ag youth, schools and other civic organizations. The program is currently in the process of being expanded to include additional states. Visit www.growcommuniites.com to see a complete list of winners.
Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world’s natural resources such as water and energy.
The Linn County Fair in Central City from July 7-12, 2010.