Kelly Harder of Newton has been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations.


Kelly Harder of Newton has been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations.
The donations are available through the Monsanto Fund. 
Harder has designated Newton FFA Chapter to receive the award in Harvey County.
Newton FFA Chapter, Kelly Harder and a Monsanto representative participated in a check presentation ceremony on Tuesday at Newton High School.
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.
“America’s Farmers Grow Communities is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society by helping them grow their local communities,” a news release stated. To date, more than 60,000 farmers participated in the program, which is designed to benefit nonprofit groups such as ag youth, schools and other civic organizations. For more information and to see a full list of winners, visit www.growcommunities.com.