04/07/11Wednesday afternoon Justin Mason from Monsanto stopped by Saint Michael Catholic School for a very special check presentation. He was there to present a $2,500 check to the school due to the luck and generosity of a Plymouth farmer.
Jon Langfeldt was chosen through a random drawing in the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, which gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to their favorite local nonprofit organizations. Jon chose St. Michael because he has a daughter in kindergarten there.
Father Kummer said the funds will be used for tuition assistance.
In more than 1,200 eligible counties, farmers can win $2,500 for their favorite community non-profit. The Monsanto Fund expects to invest more than $3 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. To date, more than 60,000 farmers participated in the program, which is designed to benefit nonprofit groups such as ag youth, schools and other civic organizations.