Niemann wins $5,000 for Refugio 4-H and Woodsboro VFD
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REFUGIO — Richard Niemann of Woodsboro has been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations. To further support counties that have been declared disaster areas due to drought by the U.S.D.A.; winning farmers in these counties were able to direct double the donation, a total of $5,000 to further support the community. Refugio County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Richard, the opportunity to place two $2,500 donations. Richard selected the Refugio County 4-H and Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Department.

Refugio County 4-H, Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Department, Richard and a Monsanto representative will participate in a check presentation ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.m. at the Refugio County 4-H Office on 107 East Roca Street.

In 1,271 eligible counties in 39 states, farmers could sign up for the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation for their favorite community nonprofit. This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest over $5 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties suffering from the historic drought.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society and to help them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to support rural America.
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