A Starke County farmer has been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. David Lambert selected Saint Peter Lutheran School in North Judson to receive the $2500 donation, and he, alongside a Monsanto representative, presented the check to the school Monday afternoon.
Last year’s winner was Edward Mau, who was presented with the opportunity to make two $2500 donations to non-profit organizations of his choice; Mau selected the Starke County Humane Society and St. Paul Lutheran Church Outreach to each receive $2500.
Lambert presented the check to the school yesterday afternoon during their grandparent’s day celebration.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations doing important work in rural communities. The program encourages farmers to enter to win $2,500, which is then directed to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. Launched nationally in 2011, the program has grown to include 1,289 eligible counties in 39 states.