Morgan County Farmer Directs Donation to Eminence FFA


(Pictured:  Eminence FFA Officers from left to right. Logan Stierwalt, treasurer; Wyatt Stierwalt, president; Morgan Hall, secretary; and Kayden Mathers, vice president)


(Eminence, Indiana) – Eminence FFA has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow

Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer Jean Ann Gore of Morgan

county. The donation will help the Eminence FFA chapter continue to establish agricultural career

development, leadership and community service opportunities for its members as well as local students

and the local community. The money will be used for educational material for the judging teams,

develop agricultural learning modules, as well as provide scholarships for leadership camps and the FFA

state and national conventions.


The Gore Family selected Eminence FFA because of the impact that the chapter and its

agriculture program had on their niece who is currently studying at Murray State for an agricultural

career. The Gores said the grant could go a long way in developing career success skills for other

students at Eminence Jr.-Sr. High School.


For six years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate

over $22 million to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America. Winning farmers

will direct donations to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase life saving fire and EMS

equipment, support agriculture youth leadership programs and buy much-needed classroom resources.


America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support local nonprofit causes

that positively impact farming communities across rural America. Grow Communities is one program in

the America’s Farmers community outreach effort, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Other programs

include America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and

provides $1,500 college scholarships to high school and college students pursuing ag-related degrees

and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, which works with farmers to nominate rural school

districts to compete for $10,000 and $25,000 math and science grants. Visit



About the Monsanto Fund

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization

dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live

and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at

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