Fort Bend farmers support Needville FFA through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

 

Local farmers, Tommy and Jackie Janczak, directed a $2,500 donation to the Needville FFA through America’s Farmers Grow Communities. Shown with the Janczaks are students in Needville's FFA program.

Local farmers, Tommy and Jackie Janczak, directed a $2,500 donation to the Needville FFA through America’s Farmers Grow Communities. Shown with the Janczaks are students in Needville’s FFA program.

Local farmer Tommy and Jackie Janczak, of Fort Bend, Texas, directed $2,500 to the Needville FFA through America’s Farmers Grow Communities. The donation will go towards the purchase of student supplies, travel expenses for the State FFA Convention, and classroom materials.

Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.

“We are very honored to be the recipient of this donation,” stated Stephanie Poe, advisor. “We want to thank the Janczak family and Monsanto for making this possible and for their continuing support to the education of agriculture sciences.”    

America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations doing important work in rural communities. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. The search for funding to sustain and enhance programs is a year-round job for nonprofit organizations across the country. Through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, farmers have been able to support a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities launched in 2010, and has since donated over $16 million to more than 6,500 nonprofit organizations across the country. America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is part of the America’s Farmers initiative, which highlights and celebrates the important contributions farmers make every day to our society.

For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit growcommunities.com.

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