WYOMING – Stark County area farmer Steve Loudenburg directed a $2,500 donation to the Stark County Century Clovers 4-H Club as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
Since the program began in 2010, the Grow Communities program has partnered with farmers to support nonprofit organizations important to them in their local communities. The program has given more than $29 million to farming communities since its inception, including more than $3 million in 2018.
Each year, farmers enter for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit organization they care about in their community. The organizations reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs, food banks and many others.
Steve Loudenburg, of Bradford, along with his family including wife Marjie, and their two grown children Jason and Jenna Loudenburg, have been long time supporters, past members, and volunteers of the local 4-H Club.
“Farmers play a pivotal role in rural communities, and through their commitment to the Grow Communities program, we are able to provide the monetary support to these nonprofit organizations to make an impact,” said Al Mitchell, president of the Monsanto Fund.
“We’re proud to play a part in helping these rural communities grow and thrive.”
The America’s Farmers campaign highlights the importance of modern U.S. Agriculture through communications and community outreach programs that partner with farmers to impact rural America.
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and employees live and work.