America’s Farmers Grow Communities Award


James Coston, Osborn & Barr, 314/236-6937

Melissa Proffitt, Osborn & Barr, 314/236-6901

Washington County Farmer Wins $2,500 for E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center through America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM

Award Ceremony Set for Friday, March 23

WHAT: William Lane of Greenville has been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The donations are available through the Monsanto Fund. Lane has designated the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center to receive the award in Washington County.

WHO: The E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center, Lane and a Monsanto representative will participate in a check presentation ceremony. Media are invited to attend the check presentation. Interview and photo opportunities available.

WHEN:  Friday, March 23 at 6:30pm at Greenville Honors Its Own

WHERE:  E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center

323 South Main Street

Greenville, MS 38701

Overview: In 1,245 eligible counties in 39 states, farmers could win $2,500 for their favorite community nonprofit.  The Monsanto Fund expects to invest more than $3.1 million in local communities.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society by helping them grow their local communities. Nearly 60,000 farmers participated in the second annual Grow Communities program, which is designed to benefit nonprofit groups such as Ag youth, schools and other civic organizations. For more information and to see a full list of winners, visit


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