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Area farmer wins Monsanto funds for two local non-profits PDF Print E-mail



By Jan Rahn
Managing Editor
Two local entities have been the lucky recipients of generosity bestowed through Monsanto and a Perkins County farmer.
Robert Gloy of Grant was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM  sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
“Grow Communities” gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation and direct it to their favorite local nonprofit organizations—in this case Gloy selected the Grant Volunteer Fire Department and the Perkins County 4-H Foundation.
Each received funds for their organization which were presented on Monday, March 4 by sales rep Brett Theiler of Ogallala and Gloy’s seed lealer, Brent Thelander, of Grant.
The usual amount was doubled to further support counties that have been declared disaster areas due to drought by the USDA.
Thus, since Perkins County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, Gloy was awarded $5,000 to split between the two local entities.
About the Program
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 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