Eldon Reif of Hoisington has been selected as a winner in the America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The Monsanto Fund sponsors the program, and winning farmers designate a local nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations. Reif has designated Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation, located in Hoisington, to receive the donation.
Reif said he is very excited to have been selected as the winner for Barton County. "It’s great for Monsanto Fund to do something like this and help out so many communities. I wanted to help out the kids in our community, so I signed up for the program."
Debbie Reif, director of the Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation, said, "This generous donation will definitely help some children in our area. We’re going to use part of this money to help provide financial assistance for three children that we are currently working with. We’re also going to use a portion of the donation for the Becky Nicholson/Kans for Kids Scholarship."
The $2,500 donation was awarded at a ceremony on Thursday at the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce.
In more than 1,200 eligible counties, farmers can win $2,500 for their favorite community non-profit. The Monsanto Fund expects to invest more than $3 million in local communities.
The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is part of a broad commitment by Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society by helping them grow their local communities.