Program to Give Awards in 67 Counties

Program to Give Awards in 67 Counties

'Grow communities' program offering $2,500 awards to groups whose work is integral to rural communities.

Ag youth organizations, schools and civic groups in 67 Kansas Counties will have a chance to benefit from awards of $2,500 each directed to them by Kansas farmers.

Farmers can apply online at www.growcommunities.com or by calling 877-267- 3332 to obtain an application for the America's Farmers Grow Communities awards project.

To be eligible, farmers must be age 21 and over, actively engaged in farming a minimum of 250 acres of corn, soybeans and/or cotton, 40 acres of open field vegetables or at least 10 acres of tomatoes, peppers and/or cucumbers grown in protected culture.

This year's application program ends July 31. In Kansas, one winner will be chosen from each of the state's 67 participating counties. Winning farmers and the organizations they supported will be chosen in August.

Visit www.growcommunities.com to see a complete list of Arkansas, Iowa and Missouri winners.  Official  rules for the program area also on that website or can be obtained by mail from Jane Winburn, 914 Spruce St., St. Louis, MO. 63102.

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