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 www.AmericasFarmers.com
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 www.monsantofund.org.