America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to Churdan library

County farmer Denny Tilley directed a $2,500 donation to the Churdan public library as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by Monsanto Fund.

The Churdan library will use the funds to purchase items to be used in the newly-renovated library later this year. “This donation will be very helpful in realizing the board’s goal of providing a new, updated look and functionality to the library,” said library director Shari Minnehan.

Pictured are (from right) library board members Joyce Clark, Bobbie Miller and Marilyn Parker, farmer partner Denny Tilley, library director Shari Minnehan and board member Marsha Subbert.

Since the program began in 2010, the Grow Communities program has partnered with farmers to support nonprofit organizations important to them in their local communities. The program has given more than $29 million to farming communities since its inception, including more than $3 million in 2018.

Each year, farmers enter for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit they care about in their community.  The organizations reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs, food banks and many others.

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