Local Farmers Given Dollars To Donate

Posted On June 12, 2012

(Ripley County, Ind.) – Two local farming families are being given the opportunity to donate money to area non-profit groups.


The Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities program supports local farming communities.  The program allows farmers to register to win $2,500 for their favorite community non-profit organization


One winner is selected in each of 1,245 eligible counties in 39 states.


Eric and Lisa Riehle won the award in Ripley County and will donate their $2,500 to St. Nicholas School in Sunman.


Gary and Rhonda Kerr, of Cedar Grove, were awarded the grant for Franklin County. They chose to donate to the Franklin County 4-H Association.


Dearborn, Ohio, and Switzerland counties were not eligible for winners.


More information about the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program and the 2012 winners can be found online at http://www.americasfarmers.com/growcommunities/.