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Williams Farmer Wins $2,500 For Community
Updated March 13, 2014 4:42 PM
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(WILLIAMS) - Kristie Spreen, of Williams, has been selected as a winner in America's FArmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

Spreen selected Williams Community Improvement Association, Inc. to receive the $2,500 donation.

Williams Community Improvement Association, Inc., Spreen and a Monsanto representative will participate in a ceremonial check presentation, Saturday at 6 p.m.

The ceremony will be at the Williams Community Improvement Association, Inc. Soup Supper which will be held at 586 Hammersley Lane in Williams.

America's Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations doing important work in rural communities. The program encourages farmers to enter to win $2,500, which is then directed to the farmer's nonprofit of choice.

Launched nationally in 2011, the program has grown to include 1,289 eligible counties in 39 states. America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is part of the America's Farmers initiative, which highlights the important contributions farmers make every day to our society.

For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit growcommunities.com.

About America's Farmers
The America's Farmers campaign is an advocacy program celebrating U.S. farmers through communications, awards, and special programs that highlight the importance of modern American agriculture.

America's Farmers initiatives include:
America's Farmers Grow Communities, which supports rural communities by offering farmers the chance to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organization.

America's Farmers Grow Rural Education, which supports rural education by offering farmers the chance to nominate local school districts, which can compete for a $10,000 or $25,000 merit-based grant to enhance math and science education.

America's Farmers Mom of the Year, which celebrates women in agriculture by offering the chance to win up to $10,000 and the title of "National Farm Mom of the Year".

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which launches this year in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina and South Carolina, and aims to encourage the next generation to remain involved in agriculture by offering students the chance to apply for a $1,500 scholarship.

To learn more, visit America's Farmers at www.americasfarmers.com.

About the Monsanto Fund

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.



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