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Pierce County Farmer Wins $2,500 for Rugby FFA 

By Staff | May 4, 2012

Derrick Klein, Rugby has been selected as a winner 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. Klein has designated the Rugby High School FFA Chapter located in Rugby, to receive the award in Pierce County.

The Rugby High School FFA Chapter, Klein and a Monsanto representative participated in a check presentation ceremony on April 3 at Rugby High School. 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 www.growcommunities.com.

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