Local farmer supports Harford through America's Farmers Grow Communities

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Local farmer Rick Holloway and America's Farmers Grow Communities is supporting the Community Foundation of Harford County Inc. to help better serve the area.

Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, which is the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides eligible farmers the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice.

Holloway selected Community Foundation of Harford County Inc. to receive the $2,500 donation. The foundation will use the donation for the Memorial Fund of Benjamin Boniface.

"I'd like this donation to be directed to the Ben Boniface Memorial Fund, in honor of a young man in our community that we lost too soon," Holloway said.

This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest nearly $6 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties that have been declared natural disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of drought.

In Maryland, $60,000 is being given across 14 counties.

America's Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to partner with farmers in helping them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund's overall effort to strengthen rural America.

For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit growcommunities.com.

The Monsanto Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at http://www.monsantofund.org.

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