Mount Pleasant gets $2,500

Published 7:32 pm Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Steve Brock of Climax, Ga., has been selected as a winner in the America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program, which gave farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations.

The Monsanto Fund sponsors the program, and winning farmers designate a local nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations.

Brock has designated the Mount Pleasant Fire Department, located in Decatur County, to receive the award. The $2,500 donation was awarded at a ceremony held March 14 at the Mount Pleasant Fire Department in Bainbridge.

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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.

Previous Grow Communities projects resulted in the donation of nearly $1.2 million in 477 counties in Arkansas, California, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and South Dakota. In total, more than $62,500 has been donated to nonprofits in Georgia.

The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, 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.

Visit to view a complete list of winners.