Albion accepts $2,500 from Monsanto for school’s ag program

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 April 2019 at 2:31 pm

ALBION – The Albion Board of Education accepted a $2,500 grant from Monsanto on Monday through the company’s “America’s Farmers Grow Communities program.”

Monsanto chooses a customer for the grant, and that customer picks a local organization for the funding.

Phil Panek of Albion was picked by Monsanto for the grant, and he chose to support the Albion agriculture program at the school.

This is the second time a local Monsanto customer picked the Albion agriculture program to receive the grant. In 2014, Albion farmers Doug and Mitchell Kirby also chose the school’s agriculture program for the $2,500 grant.

This is the 10th year of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, where farmers have the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice. So far Monsanto has awarded more than $33 million to over 8,000 nonprofits across rural America.

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