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.
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:
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.
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.
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.