Kearney County Farmer Wins $5,000 For Kearney County 4-H Council And Fair Board Through Monsanto Project

Ryan Malcom and his wife Michele of Minden were selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations. To further support counties that have been declared disaster areas due to drought by the USDA, winning farmers in these counties were able to direct double the donation, a total of $5,000 to further support the community.


Kearney County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Ryan Malcom the opportunity to place two $2,500 donations. Ryan Malcom selected Kearney County 4-H Council and Kearney County Fair Board on March 27 in the assembly room of the courthouse.


In 1,271 eligible counties in 39 states, farmers could sign up for the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation for their favorite community nonprofit. This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest over $5 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties suffering from the historic drought. America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society and to help them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to support rural America. For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit

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