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4-H club receives Monsanto donation
PITTSBORO -- The Calhoun County 4-H club will receive a $2,500 donation through the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
William “Rocky” Fleming registered for the program, which offered farmers a chance in a drawing to benefit their favorite community nonprofit organization. Fleming and his wife, Dot, selected the Calhoun County 4-H club based on their son’s active participation in 4-H, the youth development program of the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
“Will Fleming showed dairy cattle and participated in all kinds of activities in 4-H,” said Trent Barnett, Calhoun County 4-H agent and interim county director. “The Flemings chose our 4-H general fund because 4-H had done so much for their family, and now that Will is grown and has a daughter of his own, they hope she’ll grow up to be a 4-H’er.”
The AFGC program, which is in its second year, offers farmers a chance to benefit their favorite community nonprofit organization. Counties eligible for participation are selected based on crop parameters from the annual U.S. Department of Agriculture report. One winner is drawn from each county.
A check presentation ceremony will take place on April 2 at 3:30 p.m. at the Calhoun County Extension Office in Pittsboro. For more information and to see a full list of winners, go to http://www.growcommunities.com.