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Palmyra Farmer Donates Winnings to the HSWC

Beverly Koeberle of Palmyra was named a winner in the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, which gave farmers the chance to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The Monsanto Fund sponsors the program. Winning farmers designate a local nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations. Koeberle designated the Humane Society of Wayne County to receive the donation. 
Stephanie Cooper, President of the Board of Directors, said “the donation allows us to provide care and purchase medication for the hundreds of homeless pets in Wayne County.” 

Pictured (L-R): Stephanie Cooper, President Board of Directors, Humane Society of Wayne County, Frank Koeberle, Beverly Koeberle both from Palmyra and winner of the $2,500, Mark Plyter, Executive Director, Humane Society of Wayne County, Gary Henry, Blowers Agra Service and Nathan Holt, Territory Sales Manager from Monsanto Company.

In more than 1,200 eligible counties, farmers can win $2,500 for their favorite community non-profit. The Monsanto Fund expects to invest more than $3 million in local communities, according to a release. Previous Grow Communities projects resulted in the donation of nearly $1.2 million in 477 counties in Arkansas, California, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and South Dakota. In total, more than $40,000 has been donated to nonprofits in New York.
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, provides grants aimed at strengthening farm communities.

More than 60,000 farmers have participated in the program, which has benefited nonprofit groups for youth, schools and civic organizations. View the complete list of winners. (April, 2011)