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Farmers given opportunity to give back to local communities

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The Farmers Grow Communities program is giving farmers the opportunity to give back to local non-profits.

“We randomly select winners in more than 1,300 counties across 41 states and we ask farmers who they want to give their donations to,” said Angela Allen, Program Manager with America’s Farmers Grow Communities. “Then, in January of 2018 we will start awarding those local donations.”

Allen said enrollment is currently open.

“We know that farmers know best, where a contribution will make the biggest impact in their community,” said Allen.

The program has been going on since 2010 and has awarded more than 26 Million to more than 8,000 non-profits across the country.

“Typically, we see farmers giving to 4H, NFSA, school fire departments, emergency response groups, supplying funds for the needy at shelters and food pantries,” said Allen.  “All types of organizations are benefiting from these funds.”

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