Scott County Farmer Wins $2,500 for Eldridge Fire Department Through America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paul Spooner   
Friday, 23 March 2012 11:01

Richard and Mary Hemphill of Davenport have been selected as winners in America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The donations are available through the Monsanto Fund. Richard and Mary have designated the Eldridge Fire Department to receive the award in Scott County.

In 1,245 eligible counties in 39 states, farmers could win $2,500 for their favorite community nonprofit.  The Monsanto Fund expects to invest more than $3.1 million in local communities.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society by helping them grow their local communities. Nearly 60,000 farmers participated in the second annual Grow Communities program, which is designed to benefit nonprofit groups such as ag youth, schools and other civic organizations. For more information and to see a full list of winners, visit



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