Hancock County farmers support local FFA through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

Local farmers Steve and Gina Prohaska have directed a $2,500 donation to the Garner-Hayfield High School FFA. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will contribute to the construction of a new school greenhouse in the spring of 2015.

Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.

“We feel so lucky to win this donation for our FFA,” said Gina Prohaska. “The FFA will be able to do great things with $2,500, and expanding agricultural education opportunities will affect the whole community in a positive way.”

America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations like the Garner-Hayfield High School FFA, who are doing important work in their communities. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. The search for funding to sustain and enhance programs is a year-round job for nonprofit organizations across the country. Through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, farmers have been able to support a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities launched in 2010, and has since donated over $16 million to more than 6,500 nonprofit organizations across the country. America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is part of the America’s Farmers initiative, which highlights and celebrates the important contributions of farmers like Steve and Gina Prohaska.