The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, has launched Canada's Farmers Grow Communities.
This is new programme aimed at strengthening rural communities by providing the opportunity for farmers to secure a $2,500 grant for their favourite community charity or not-for-profit organisation.
From 1 June, through September 30, farmers across Canada will have the opportunity to nominate a local charity or not-for-profit group in their community.
Two $2,500 grants will be awarded in each of 29 different territories across the grain growing regions of northeastern BC (Peace River district), Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
Under the official programme rules for the Canada's Farmers Grow Communities programme, farmers who are 19 years or older and actively engaged in farming a combination of corn, soybeans and/or canola on at least 160 acres in Western Canada, or a combination of corn or soybeans on at least 80 acres in Eastern Canada, are eligible to participate in the programme.
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