America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to support rural farming communities. The program, which launched in 2010, gives farmers the chance to win a $2,500 donation for their favorite community nonprofit organization, such as 4-H, FFA, schools, fire departments and other civic groups. One winner is selected in each of 1,331 eligible counties in 41 states.
Scott and Denise Juven of Fergus Falls were 2017 winners of $2,500 and donated the funds to be used in 4-H Afterschool Programming and to offer scholarships for individuals attending 4-H events. Juvens presented the funds to West Otter Tail 4-H at the West Otter Tail County Fair in July.
Pictured are West Otter Tail 4-H Program Coordinator, Tammy Nordick, accepting the funds from Denise and Scott Juven.