Southampton farmers may receive $2,500 toward nonprofit of their choice

Published 2:05 pm Thursday, October 27, 2016

The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is now accepting enrollments from eligible Southampton County farmers. By enrolling, local farmers will gain the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to a local eligible nonprofit organization of their choice.

The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, has given more than $22 million to nonprofits across rural America, including more than $235,000 in Virginia since its creation in 2010. More than 8,000 organizations have received monetary donations toward causes positively impacting farming communities.

“We are excited to team up with farmers once again to help support the causes that mean the most to them and that will have an impact in their local communities,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “Because of their commitment to this program, thousands of nonprofit organizations have been able to enhance the important programs and services they provide, having a positive impact on the communities they serve.”

Southampton County farmers may enroll online at or by calling 877-267-3332 through Nov. 30. A complete list of program rules and eligibility information can also be found online or by calling.

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work.