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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

Attention All Area Farmers!

“America’s Farmers Grow Communities”---sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is back! With the help of farmers, the program has awarded more than $33 million to 8,000+ nonprofits across the country.  Over the past few years Sunfield has benefited from this program four times.

This will mark the eleventh year in which Monsanto will be awarding a $2,500 grant in each of the farming counties in Michigan, for use by a charitable organization, chosen by the farmer, to help in their community.  All you have to do is go to the website and apply.  It will only take you five minutes to enroll.

Eligible Charities---In order to receive a grant from Monsanto Fund under this program, the charity selected by an entrant must be a tax-exempt public charity, meaning that the Charity must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3), or as a “unit of government” under Section 170(c)

(1). Section 501(c)(3) is a section of the Internal Revenue Code that establishes criteria for tax-exempt charitable organizations. Section 170(c)(1) refers to agencies that conduct business to benefit the public at large, such as public schools, libraries and municipalities

Program Entry Period---Entries for America’s Farmers Grow Communities (“Program”) must be received between 8:00 a.m. Central Time on 

August 1, 2019 and 5:00 p.m. Central Time on November 1, 2019.

Eligibility---This Program is open to Eligible Farmers. An Eligible Farmer must:

1) Be 21 years of age or older at time of enrollment, and

2) Be actively engaged in farming a minimum of 250 acres. A farmer is “actively engaged in farming” if he or she performs the work on the farm, or hires and actively manages others who do so.

Go to the website and check it out, and please pass the word!

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