Giving to Missouri 4-H

America's Farmers Grow Communities

The Monsanto Fund's "America's Farmers Grow Communities" program annually offers local 4-H programs in more than 1,300 counties in 39 states, including 72 in Missouri, the opportunity to receive $2,500 in unrestricted funding if they are designated as a recipient by a participating farmer. Clubs are encouraged to reach out and persuade local farmers to apply on their behalf.

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    How does an eligible farmer apply?

    It takes less than five minutes to apply, and the application period runs August 1 through November 30 of this year. There are three possible ways to nominate a club or county:

    1. Online application
    2. Paper nomination
    3. Call 877-267-3332
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    Who is eligible to apply?

    This program is designed for farmers who live in one of the 1,300 eligible counties, are 21 years or older, and actively engaged in farming:

    • at least 250 acres of corn, soybeans and/or cotton, OR
    • farm 40 acres of open field vegetables, OR
    • at least 10 acres of tomatoes, peppers and/or cucumbers grown in protected culture.
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    How are winners selected?

    One winner will be selected at random from each of the eligible 1,300 counties across 39 states. Winning farmers and recipient nonprofits are announced in January.

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    Eligible counties in Missouri

    Adair Andrew Atchison Audrain
    Barton Bates Benton Bollinger
    Boone Buchanan Butler Caldwell
    Callaway Cape Girardeau Carroll Cass
    Chariton Clark Clay Clinton
    Cooper Dade Daviess De Kalb
    Dunklin Franklin Gentry Grundy
    Harrison Henry Holt Howard
    Jackson Jasper Johnson Knox
    Lafayette Lewis Lincoln Linn
    Livingston Macon Marion Mercer
    Mississippi Moniteau Monroe Montgomery
    New Madrid Nodaway Pemiscot Perry
    Pettis Pike Platte Putnam
    Ralls Randolph Ray Saline
    Schuyler Scotland Scott Shelby
    St. Charles St. Clair Ste. Genevieve Stoddard
    Sullivan Vernon Warren Worth

Monsanto has provided promotional materials to download.