Rushville Republican

April 11, 2013

Local farmer helps supports local causes

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Milroy PTO and Rushville Consolidated High School (RCHS) Band Boosters will now be able to better serve the community thanks to the support of local farmer, Tiffany Spaeth, and America’s Farmers Grow Communities.

Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides farmers in eligible counties the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice. To further support counties declared natural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to the drought this year, winning farmers in these counties are able to direct double donations, a total of $5,000.

Rush County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Spaeth the opportunity to choose two organizations to receive $2,500 donations. Spaeth selected Milroy PTO and RCHS Band Boosters.

Milroy PTO will use the donation for student activities.

RCHS Band Boosters will use its donation to replace deteriorating instruments and equipment.

“Every bit of money from the PTO goes to the kids for the school year,” Spaeth said. “They’ll be very grateful for this money.”

This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest nearly $6 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties impacted by the historic drought.

In Indiana, $415,000 is being given across 83 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.

- Rushville Republican