Orman wins America’s Farmers Grow Communities

Paul Orman of Maywood was the winner of “America’s Farmers Grow Communities” through the Monsanto Fund, and given the  opportunity to place two donations of $2,500 with nonprofits in Frontier County; recipients being the Western Frontier Food Pantry and Curtis Senior Center (pictured above: (l-r) Paul Orman, Bill Danbom, Betty Schmelzer, Pam Jurgens, Ardis Ruppert, Carla Meyers (senior center director), Gerry Magee (also received a check as the coordinator of the Western Frontier Food Pantry), and Gordie John- Monsanto Representiative).  Photo by Christina Michele Miller

Paul Orman of Maywood was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations. To further support counties that have been declared disaster areas due to drought by the USDA, winning farmers in these counties were able to direct double the donation, a total of $5,000 to further support the community. Frontier County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Paul Orman, the opportunity to place two $2,500 donations. Paul Orman selected Western Frontier Food Pantry and Area Senior Citizen Center.

Paul Orman and a Monsanto representative, Gordie John, participated in a check presentation ceremony at a soup supper at the Curtis Community Center on Monday, February 11th at 5 p.m..

In 1,271 eligible counties in 39 states, farmers could sign up for the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation for their favorite community nonprofit. This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest over $5 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties suffering from the historic drought. America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society and to help them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to support rural America. For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit growcommunities.com.



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